Walorski Announces More Than $3 Million for South Bend Airport

Friday, March 12, 2021

Walorski Announces More Than $3 Million for South Bend Airport

Airports in Elkhart, Marshall, Starke, and Wabash Counties Also Awarded Funding from December COVID Relief Bill

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today announced South Bend International Airport was awarded grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the bipartisan COVID relief package enacted in December.

“As a transportation hub for both passengers and goods, South Bend International Airport plays a vital role in driving economic growth in northern Indiana,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “This funding will provide SBN and our local airports with much-needed relief from challenges related to the coronavirus crisis and aid in rebuilding our region’s economy.”

BACKGROUND

South Bend International Airport will receive $3,085,297 in relief funds for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.

Other local airports awarded COVID relief funding include Elkhart Municipal Airport ($23,000), Plymouth Municipal Airport ($13,000), Starke County Airport ($13,000), and Wabash Municipal Airport ($9,000).

In December 2020, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act. The bipartisan legislation, which Congresswoman Walorski supported, provided targeted relief to American workers, families, small businesses, and other entities.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

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