Stauber announces $4 million in funds for 8th District airports

The funds come from a bill Stauber helped pass last year.

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber

Congressman Pete Stauber, R-Hermantown, announced Monday, March 3, that the Federal Aviation Administration awarded more than $4 million in grant money to airports across Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning and sanitization.

These funds have been made available through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Act, a bill Stauber helped pass in December.

“Since the COVID crisis first began, airports across the nation have seen a steep drop in travel and subsequently, a massive loss in revenue,” Stauber stated in a news release. “This funding will help maintain a clean and safe environment for airport employees and travelers, helping to spur continued economic recovery. It is a pleasure to help return federal funds to airports in my district, and I look forward to delivering more relief in the months to come.”

The breakdown of the money is as follows:

  • Bemidji Regional will receive $1,010,492.

  • Duluth International will receive $1,641,598.

  • Falls International-Einarson Field will receive $1,006,028.

  • Range Regional will receive 1,006,214.

Stauber is currently serving his second term as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation.

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