Ninth District Airports Receive $357,000 in Federal Grants from Coronavirus Legislation

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $357,000 in grants to airports in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District:

“The coronavirus outbreak has inflicted tremendous damage on airports, including the general aviation airports in the Ninth District. Travel restrictions and the economic slowdown have greatly reduced passenger and cargo traffic. The $357,000 in FAA grants distributed to airports in the Ninth District is a vital lifeline, helping to sustain them through the present crisis.”

The FAA grants were funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Griffith supported.

Grants were distributed to the following airports:

Abingdon – Virginia Highlands – $69,000

Blacksburg – Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive – $69,000

Dublin – New River Valley – $30,000

Hillsville – Twin County – $20,000

Jonesville – Lee County – $20,000

Richlands – Tazewell County – $20,000

Smyth County – Mountain Empire – $30,000

Spencer – Blue Ridge – $69,000

Wise – Lonesome Pine – $30,000