OKLAHOMA CITY, April 14, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it will award $21,944,913 in grants to aid the City of Oklahoma City’s three airports in response to the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Will Rogers World Airport will receive $21,757,913, Wiley Post Airport will receive $157,000 and Clarence E. Page Airport will receive $30,000.
The primary intent of the funds is to support and stabilize airport credit ratings, as well as support the operational requirements of the airports. The funds are to ensure that airports are properly maintained for the service of the aviation industry, the traveling public and to support the economy.
“The announcement today not only helps us meet our debt service requirements but helps us maintain safe, reliable airports for our community,” says Mark Kranenburg, Airports Director.
The airports will be receiving the grants under the CARES Act signed March 27, 2020. Nearly $10 billion was made eligible to over 3,000 U.S. airports nationwide to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus impacts, including support for continued airport operations.
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