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Kentucky airports to get millions in American Rescue Plan funding

Staff report

WASHINGTON — Kentucky airports will receive nearly $90 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Rescue Grants program. The largest amount, $42 million, was awarded to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), followed by a $36.5 million grant to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF). Blue Grass Airport in Lexington will receive $7.7 million.

CVG will receive a $42 million FAA Airport Rescue Grant.

Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah and Owensboro-Daviess County Regional will each get $1.1 million. Smaller airports across the commonwealth also will receive grant funds.

The program, created by American Rescue Plan legislation, will provide $8 billion nationwide in economic relief to eligible commercial service, reliever and general aviation airports to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and help drive economic recovery. The funding can be used to help keep people safe and employed by reimbursing operational expenses, debt service payments and costs related to combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.

Airports can also use the money to provide rent relief to in-terminal retail and concession companies. The funding requires that airports continue to employ at least 90% of their pre-pandemic employees for those airports that cover a majority of the traveling public.

“The Airport Rescue Grants keep workers employed and help the aviation sector recover as more Americans get vaccinated and begin traveling again,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Kentucky airports receiving funding include:

Airport name Dollar amount awarded
Addington Field 32,000
Ashland Regional 32,000
Barkley Regional 1,104,032
Big Sandy Regional 32,000
Blue Grass 7,739,046
Bowling Green-Warren County Regional 59,000
Bowman Field 59,000
Breckinridge County 22,000
Capital City 59,000
Central Kentucky Regional 32,000
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International 42,075,044
Cynthiana-Harrison County 32,000
Fleming-Mason 32,000
Fulton 22,000
Gene Snyder 32,000
Georgetown-Scott County Regional 59,000
Glasgow Municipal 32,000
Hancock Co-Ron Lewis Field 22,000
Henderson City-County 32,000
Hopkinsville-Christian County 32,000
Kentucky Dam State Park 22,000
Kyle-Oakley Field 32,000
Lake Cumberland Regional 32,000
Lebanon Springfield-George Hoerter Field 22,000
Leitchfield-Grayson Co 22,000
London-Corbin Airport-Magee Field 32,000
Louisville Muhammad Ali International 36,502,146
Madisonville Regional 32,000
Marion-Crittenden County 32,000
Mayfield Graves County 32,000
Middlesboro-Bell County 22,000
Morehead-Rowan County Clyde A Thomas Re 32,000
Mount Sterling-Montgomery County 59,000
Muhlenberg County 32,000
Ohio County 32,000
Owensboro-Daviess County Regional 1,107,694
Pike County-Hatcher Field 32,000
Princeton-Caldwell County 22,000
Russell County 22,000
Russellville-Logan County 32,000
Samuels Field 22,000
Stanton 22,000
Stuart Powell Field 59,000
Sturgis Municipal 22,000
Taylor County 22,000
Tompkinsville-Monroe County 32,000
Tucker-Guthrie Memorial 22,000
Wayne County 22,000
Wendell H Ford 22,000
West Liberty 22,000
Williamsburg-Whitley County 22,000

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