Local airport receives CARES grant


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The Highland County Airport will receive a $30,000 grant courtesy of funds authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) said that the funding from the CARES Act is designed to benefit affected communities in Ohio.

“Local airports are fundamental to serving our families and businesses, and they need support during these challenging times — especially with tightened travel recommendations,” Wenstrup said. “This funding will help keep employees on the payroll and hangars open until we’re through this health crisis.”

In March, congressional passage of the CARES ACT included $10 billion in grant funding for local, national and international airports.

A news release from Wenstrup’s office stated that the money can be used by airports to continue funding payroll, utilities, debt payments and capital expenditures.

Another aspect of the CARES Act, stimulus money to help those households affected by unemployment due to the stay-at-home order, began to show up in banking accounts of Highland Countians on Wednesday.

Submitted by Christopher Krepich, communications director for the office of Rep. Brad Wenstrup.

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