The Northeast Iowa Regional Airport east of Charles City is among several north Iowa airports set to receive over $30,000 in COVID relief funding.
The money is part of $8 billion in grants for U.S. airports included in the American Recuse Plan Act of 2021. Non-primary allocation grants of $32,000 have been awarded to airports in Charles City, Decorah, Forest City, Algona and Hampton. Waverly Municipal Airport was awarded $22,000.
In a statement, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “The Airport Rescue Grants keep workers employed and help the aviation sector recover as more Americans get vaccinated and begin traveling again. These grants are part of the Administration’s commitment to build back a better and safer transportation system throughout our country.”