WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today applaud the award of $232,222.00 in federal funding for Carroll County Regional/Jack B. Poage Field Airport in Westminster, Md.  This award is disbursed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and appropriated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). 

This new funding will go towards rehabilitating the airport’s runway, protecting the structural integrity of the pavement and to relocated 1,600 feet of a public use road.

“Local airports provide a critical connection between communities and economies throughout our state and region,” said Senator Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. “Improving our airport infrastructure is critical for our recovery through the COVID-19 economic crisis. This investment will provide Carroll County Regional Airport with the federal resources they need to continue serving our communities, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth throughout the region.”

“The Carroll County Regional Airport is a hub for local jobs and economic opportunity. This investment will help modernize key infrastructure so our regional airports continue to serve Maryland’s communities effectively and efficiently,” said Senator Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “We will keep fighting for federal funds to support and grow our regional economies.”

I’m proud to join my Maryland colleagues in announcing these federal funds for the Carroll County Regional Airport,” said Rep. Raskin. “The airport has supported generations of aviation needs in central Maryland and these funds will be put to excellent use to rehabilitate the airport’s runway, which has served the community since 1977.”

These funds are made available through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant and the authorized CARES Act funds waive local cost share requirements for Fiscal Year 2020. Lawmakers previously announced over $107 million in COVID-19 economic relief for Maryland airports. Additional information on how funding is distributed nationwide may be found through the FAA