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Several North Dakota airports receiving more funding relief from FAA

The purpose of the supplement of funds will be used to offset the increased cost to clean and sanitize the vicinity of local airports.

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Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport will receive $1,008,097 million of FAA funds from the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021. (Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press)
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DICKINSON, N.D. — Economic relief is coming to more North Dakota airports.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, a member of the Senate transportation, housing and urban development appropriations committee, notified the public Wednesday, April 7, of the financial relief that will aid 11 additional airports in the state. The funding will come from the Federal Aviation Administration, after the passing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act by Congress in December of last year.

FAA is the largest modern transportation agency that is also a governmental body of the United States. They have the faculty to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 is a $2.3 trillion spending bill that combines $900 billion of stimulus relief for the coronavirus pandemic with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill for a variety of other purposes.

The funds will be used to offset the increased cost to clean and sanitize local airports to promote a healthy and safe traveling environment while combating the spread of coronavirus and other pathogens.

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“This funding will provide economic relief for our airports, and promote the health and safety of airport employees and individuals traveling,” Hoeven said.

The funds are coming to the following airports:

  • Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport ($1,008,097)
  • Bismarck Municipal Airport ($2,506,275)
  • Mercer County Regional Airport ($13,000)
  • Mohall Municipal Airport ($13,000)
  • Stanley Municipal Airport ($13,000)
  • Ashley Municipal Airport ($9,000)
  • Garrison Municipal Airport ($9,000)
  • Glen Ullin Regional Airport ($9,000)
  • International Peace Garden Airport ($9,000)
  • Oakes Municipal Airport ($9,000)
  • Walhalla Municipal Airport ($9,000)

This is following Hoeven’s announcement March 26 of sanitization aid for 15 other airports in the state including:

  • Fargo Hector International Airport ($3,575,842)
  • Minot International Airport ($1,689,084)
  • Jamestown Regional Airport ($1,003,797)
  • Barnes County Municipal Airport ($13,000)
  • Hettinger Municipal Airport ($13,000)
  • Hillsboro Municipal Airport ($13,000)
  • Kenmare Municipal Airport ($13,000)
  • Mandan Municipal Airport ($13,000)
  • Watford City Municipal Airport ($13,000)
  • Cooperstown Municipal Airport ($9,000)
  • Crosby Municipal Airport ($9,000)
  • Ellendale Municipal Airport ($9,000)
  • Gwinner-Roger Melroe Field Airport ($9,000)
  • Pembina Municipal Airport ($9,000)
  • Washburn Municipal Airport ($9,000)
Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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