Louisiana Airports Receive Over $50 Million In Federal Grant Money

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Several airport facilities across Louisiana are set to receive over $50 million in grant money from the federal government.

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves of Louisiana's 6th District announced yesterday that the money would be distributed to airports around the state.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will get the most money with nearly $42 million, followed by Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport at around $8 million.

Louisiana Regional in Gonzalez and Houma-Terrebonne will get $69,000 each with Thibodaux Municipal and Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional both receiving $30,000.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dollars were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“Our airports have taken a pounding during this COVID-19 pandemic. Commercial air travel has decreased by more than 90 percent. Travel and tourism is a very important part of our economy,” Graves said. "We must make sure our airports and entire transportation system are ready to reignite our economy.”

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