April 14, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $107 Million in COVID-19 Economic Relief for State Airports

Funding includes more than $87 million for BWI

WASHINGTON – The full Maryland Congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone, today announced the award of $107,731,472 for Maryland airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This funding includes $87,643,261 for Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International (BWI). The U.S. has seen air travel decrease by more than 90 percent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Congress included $10 billion in economic relief for America’s airports in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“Maryland’s airports, large and small, have always been critical economic hubs for our state and the entire mid-Atlantic region. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, our airports face unprecedented financial challenges – all while supporting our region’s response to this pandemic. These federal funds will help Maryland’s airports, their thousands of workers, and the communities that rely on them,” said the delegation. “Team Maryland will continue working closely with state officials to ensure that Maryland has the resources it needs to get through this public health emergency.”

The CARES Act also waives local cost share requirements for grants to airports in Fiscal Year 2020. Information on how funding is distributed nationwide may be found through the FAA.

The full breakdown of funding for Maryland airports is as follows:

Airport

City

Funding

Cambridge-Dorchester Regional (CGE)

Cambridge

$30,000

College Park (CGS)

College Park

$30,000

Crisfield-Somerset County (W41)

Crisfield

$1,000

Easton/Newnam Field (ESN)

Easton

$157,000

Frederick Municipal (FDK)

Frederick

$69,000

Montgomery County Airpark (GAI)

Gaithersburg

$69,000

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood (BWI)

Glen Burnie

$87,643,261

Hagerstown Regional-Richard A. Henson Field (HGR)

Hagerstown

$1,126,907

Indian Head Airport (2W5)

Indian Head

$1,000

St. Mary’s County Regional (2W6)

Leonardtown

$69,000

Martin State (MTN)

Middle River

$157,000

Garrett County (2G4)

Oakland

$30,000

Ocean City Municipal (OXB)

Ocean City

$30,000

Tipton (FME)

Odenton

$69,000

Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional (SBY)

Salisbury

$18,120,304

Bay Bridge (W29)

Stevensville

$30,000

Carroll County Regional/Jack B. Poage Field (DMW)

Westminster

$69,000

Greater Cumberland Regional (CBE)

Wiley Ford

$30,000

The delegation has previously announced awards for Maryland through the CARES Act including $742 million for hospitals and health care providers, $15.6 million for community health centers and $48 million to Maryland local government jurisdictions.

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