Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced that over $1.2 million in pandemic relief aid has been granted to airports and transportation businesses in the Third District of Kansas. Through the American Rescue Plan and the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) program, both of which Davids voted to support, four local businesses will be receiving flexible economic relief funds to keep their doors open and keep travelers safe.
"As the holiday season approaches and folks get back to traveling to see their loved ones, I'm glad to announce that these transportation businesses are getting much-needed help to stay fully staffed and serve our community safely," said Davids. "These grants not only help local businesses keep their doors open, they also support our economic recovery broadly by ensuring folks feel safe as they start to travel again."
The American Rescue Plan included $8 billion in funds to be awarded as economic assistance to eligible U.S. airports to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID pandemic. These grants will be used to cover personnel costs and pay for enhanced cleaning, sanitization, and janitorial services to combat the spread of pathogens at the airport. In the Third District, $91,000 total was awarded to two recipients:
New Century Aircenter Airport
Johnson County Executive Airport