Johnson announces $5.9 million for area airports

 U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced more than $5.9 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants have been awarded as economic relief to local airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic relief grants were authorized by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27.

“Our local airports have been essential in the effort to combat COVD-19, serving as hubs for both the transportation of desperately-needed medical personnel and life-saving supplies – all while absorbing the impact of historic declines in business and travel. I’m pleased the funds we fought so hard for in the CARES Act will enable these airports to continue that critical work, and keep them in a financial position to help fuel our economic recovery once this pandemic is over,” said Johnson. “On behalf of all Louisianians, I would like to thank the Trump administration and the FAA for their continued support as we all work together to get through this crisis.”

A breakdown of the awards to airports located in Louisiana’s Fourth Congressional District can be viewed below:

RecipientShreveport Regional Airport
LocationShreveport, La.
Award$5,610,038
  
RecipientShreveport Downtown Airport
LocationShreveport, La.
Award$69,000
  
RecipientMinden Airport
LocationMinden, La.
Award$30,000
  
RecipientUnion Parish Airport
LocationFarmerville, La.
Award$30,000
RecipientNatchitoches Regional Airport
LocationNatchitoches, La.
Award$30,000
  
RecipientLeesville City Airport
LocationLeesville, La.
Award$30,000
  
RecipientC E ‘Rusty’ Williams Airport 
LocationMansfield, La.
Award$20,000
  
RecipientHart Memorial Airport
LocationMany, La.
Award$20,000
  
RecipientAllen Parish Airport
LocationOakdale, La.
Award$20,000
  
RecipientSpringhill Airport
LocationSpringhill, La.
Award$20,000
  
RecipientVivian Airport
LocationVivian, La.
Award$20,000
  
RecipientRed River Airport
LocationCoushatta, La.
Award$1,000
  
RecipientHomer Municipal Airport
LocationHomer, La.
Award$1,000