Alaska Airports receive $124 million aid package

    Washington, DC (KINY) - The Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act will provide $21.74 million for Juneau International Airport.

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said 257 airports in Alaska will receive funds from the CARES Act.

    The funding will support continuing operations and replace lost revenue resulting from the sharp decline in passenger traffic and other airport business due to the virus.

    The money can be used for airport capital expenditures, airport operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments.

    The FAA encouraged airport sponsors to spend the grant funds immediately to help minimize any adverse impacts from the public health emergency.

    The list of projects include $30,135 to Skagway, $33,023 to Haines, $20,000 to Excursion Inlet, $1.05 million to Gustavus, $1.05 million to Yakutat, $20,000 to Elfin Cove, $20,000 to Pelican, $1,000 to Hoonah, $20,000 to Tenakee, $20,000 to Funter Bay, $20,000 to Angoon, $1.52 million to Sitka, $30,000 to Kake, $1.2 million to Petersburg, and $1.06 million to Wrangell.

    The CARES Act funding does not require any local match.







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