WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced an award of $884,646 in federal funds Tipton Airport Authority in Odenton, Md. The funding is awarded through the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“Local airports provide a critical connection between communities and economies throughout our state and region,” said the lawmakers. “Improving our airport infrastructure is essential as our economy recovers from the COVID-19 crisis in the years ahead. This investment will provide Tipton Airport Authority with the federal resources it needs to continue serving our communities, creating jobs and stimulating growth throughout the region.”
These funds will go toward the maintenance and rehabilitation of 70,000 square feet of existing hangars used for aircraft storage.
Funding is made available through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant and the authorized CARES Act funds waive local cost share requirements for Fiscal Year 2020. The lawmakers previously announced over $107 million in COVID-19 economic relief for Maryland airports. Additional information on how these funds are distributed nationwide may be found through the FAA.