The aviation sector was acutely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As revenues evaporated along with passenger numbers, the FAA took steps to identify ways to expand support to the national aviation infrastructure. In this insight piece, we have synthesized the data to offer insight to how the allocations have been distributed across the nation.
Originally published: Airport Rescue Grants – Airports (faa.gov)
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319, Public Law 117-2), signed into law by the President on March 11, 2021, includes $8 billion* in funds to be awarded as economic assistance to eligible U.S. airports to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
To distribute these funds, the FAA has established the Airport Rescue Grants. The FAA will make grants to all airports that are part of the national airport system, including all commercial service airports, all reliever airports, and some public-owned general aviation airports.
*refer to data below.