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Tulsa International Airport to receive $5.5M in COVID relief funding

Tulsa International Airport (TIA)
Posted at 10:45 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 16:14:45-05

TULSA, Okla. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is giving Tulsa International Airport $5.5 million during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest relief funds come from the agency's Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program (ACRGP).

According to FAA officials, Oklahoma will have $15,198,519 to distribute to 77 Oklahoma airports, including four commercial airports and 73 general aviation (GA) airports.

The money can go towards the following:

  • operations
  • personnel
  • cleaning
  • sanitization
  • janitorial services
  • combating the spread of pathogens at the airport
  • debt service payments.

FAA officials said Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport will receive the most funding at $6.4 million while Stillwater and Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airports will receive just over $1 million each.

“We have spent the better part of a year advocating for our airports during the pandemic, and we are encouraged to see some of this funding coming to Oklahoma,” said State Director of Aeronautics, Grayson Ardies. “We sincerely appreciate everything that our Federal Delegation has done to bring this relief to our airports and look forward to working with them on future relief efforts.”

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