Augusta & Waterville Airports To Receive Cash From Feds
Two Central Maine airports are getting a bump in Federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration, due to the American Rescue Plan, according to a report by MaineBiz.
The Augusta State Airport will receive $59,000 and Waterville Robert Lafleur Airport will receive $32,000 in federal grants. That money will be used to help cover some of the costs related to running the operations, adding personnel, more in-depth cleaning and sanitization, and to pay down current airport debt.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree stated that:
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s been clear that our airports need additional support to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus, and ensuring our travel hubs have the resources they need to follow health safety protocols is essential in our continued fight against COVID and the spread of its variants.”
With this money infusion of federal support the smaller, but vital Maine Airports can continue to limit the current Covid-19 pandemic dangers as much as possible.
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