CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is getting nearly $3 million in federal funding.
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced 11 airports across the commonwealth will split more than $19 million in economic relief.
CHO will see approximately $2.9 million and Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave will see just over $1 million.
The funding will support costs for operations, personnel, sanitization, and more.
Joint Release from the offices of Senator Mark Warner and Senator Tim Kaine
WARNER & KAINE APPLAUD MORE THAN $19 MILLION FOR AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $19,155,185 in federal funding to provide economic relief to 11 airports across Virginia. The funding, awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), was authorized by the December 2020 emergency COVID-19 relief bill supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine.
“We are happy to announce that these funds will go towards supporting 11 airports in Virginia,” said the Senators. “While we work to get folks vaccinated and the economy back on track, these dollars will help ensure that our regional airports have what they need to continue combating COVID-19 and serving travelers.”
The funding will be distributed as follows:
- Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport - Albemarle County - $2,928,978
- Culpeper Regional Airport - Culpeper County - $23,000
- Louisa County/Freeman Field Airport - Louisa County - $13,000
- Lynchburg Regional Airport - Campbell County - $1,261,006
- Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport - Newport News - $1,951,578
- Norfolk International Airport - Norfolk - $5,768,825
- Richmond International Airport - Henrico County - $6,143,825
- Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport - Augusta County - $ 1,005,973
- Stafford Regional Airport - Stafford County - $13,000
- Warrenton-Fauquier Airport - Fauquier County - $23,000
- Winchester Regional Airport - Frederick County - $23,000
Specifically, this funding will go towards helping airports cover costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and efforts to combat the spread of pathogens.
Sens. Warner and Kaine have long fought for increased investments to infrastructure, including for Virginia’s airports. Most recently, they supported the passage and signing of the American Rescue Plan, which provides robust transportation funding for airports and other transit systems throughout Virginia.