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San Angelo Regional Airport awarded $1.2M federal grant

The San Angelo Regional Airport will receive a $1.2 million federal grant as economic relief, according to Sen. John Cornyn's office.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — U.S. Senator John Cornyn's office announced Thursday that San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field has been awarded a federal grant of $1,227,539.

According to the press release from Cornyn's office, the grant will serve as economic relief following the economic distress caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The funding, which was appropriated by Congress last month as part of the CARES Act, comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. You can read more about this grant here.

“As Texas reels from the economic destruction caused by the coronavirus outbreak, it’s important our airports have the resources they need to weather the storm,” Cornyn said in the release. “I commend both the Trump Administration and leaders in San Angelo who worked to secure these funds during this trying time.”

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Abilene Regional Airport will receive $1,504,738 in federal grant money, as part of the CARES Act.

Other West Texas airports receiving grants are:

Brady - Curtis Field - $30,000

Brownwood - Brownwood Regional - $30,000

Coleman - Coleman Municipal - $30,000

Eastland -  Eastland Municipal - $20,000

Haskell - Haskell Municipal - $1,000

Junction - Kimble County - $20,000

Ozona - Ozona Municipal - $20,000

Sweetwater - Avenger Field - $20,000

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