Kaptur Announces $32 Million+ In Federal Funding for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

July 9, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced $32,594,306 in federal grant funding for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act, signed by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, allocated $8 billion in funding available to airports across the country to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact.

“After more than a year of severe air travel disruptions and reduced capacity, America’s airports are bustling again, and it’s important that critical hubs such as Cleveland Hopkins International Airport have the resources and staffing they need to provide safe, efficient travel for those returning to the skies,” said. Rep. Kaptur. “I am excited to see this regional asset receive its fair share of our federal tax dollars to help ensure the region fully recovers from the pandemic.”

"We appreciate our federal partners who helped pass the American Rescue Plan, delivering critical relief to cities like Cleveland, said Mayor Frank Jackson. "With $32 million, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will be in a much better position to serve our residents, businesses, and visitors throughout the region as we emerge from the pandemic and invest in Cleveland's future."

The federal funding, awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration on July 9, 2021, can be used for operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combatting the spread of pathogens at the airport.

More information on the grant funding can be found here.

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For more information contact Chris Dalton at (202) 897-7438 or Chris.Dalton@mail.house.gov.