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Mobile Airport Authority set to receive millions in CARES Act funding

April 15, 2020

MOBILE, Ala - The Mobile Airport Authority will receive more than $15 million in grant funding for its two airports from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a result of the CARES Act.


The Mobile Regional Airport will receive $15,103,747, and the Mobile Downtown airport will receive $69,000.


“We especially want to thank U.S. Senator Richard Shelby for his help securing this funding during these difficult times,” said Chris Curry, Mobile Airport Authority President. “We will apply the money to good use when operating and managing the two airports within our system.”


President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act, also known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, into law on March 27. The act is a more than $2 trillion economic relief package, with $10 billion allocated for airport improvement grants.


The grants will provide economic relief to airports around the country affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.


In a press release, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said, “This $10 billion in emergency resources will help fund the continued operations of our nation’s airports during this crisis and save workers’ jobs.”


There is additional information on the CARES act website:

https://www.faa.gov/airports/cares_act/

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Chris Curry
Mobile Airport Authority
President
O: 251-438-7334/ C:251-423-1392
chris.curry@mobairport.com

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