WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $23.6 million in federal COVID-19 economic relief funding for airports across the state.
“As we work to safely reopen the economy, this new federal funding will provide our local airports with critical resources to maintain operations and prepare for an increase in commercial travel,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland is committed to securing additional funding to help strengthen our transportation infrastructure and create new jobs as we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more prosperous and equitable economy – for all Marylanders.”
The award of $23,603,387 comes from the Coronavirus Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which Congress passed in December 2020. It will help Maryland airports enhance cleaning and sanitization efforts and offset pandemic-related costs for personnel, operations and debt services.
This round of federal airport funding for Maryland includes:
- $21,295,357 for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (Anne Arundel County)
- $1,099,888 for Hagerstown Regional-Richard A. Henson Field Airport (Washington County)
- $1,023,818 for Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (Wicomico County)
- $91,162 for Martin State Airport (Baltimore County)
- $57,162 for Frederick Municipal Airport (Frederick County)
- $23,000 for Tipton Airport (Anne Arundel County)
- $13,000 for Garrett County Airport (Garrett County)
Last year, the lawmakers announced more than $107 million in COVID-19 economic relief to support airports across Maryland.