Lofgren Announces Nearly $55.5 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding for Mineta San Jose International Airport
SAN JOSE, CA – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will provide Mineta San Jose International Airport with a total of $55,497,041 in Airport Rescue Grants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This funding was included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which Rep. Lofgren voted in favor of and the House passed at the end of February. The ARP was signed into law by President Biden in March.
“For more than a year, the pandemic has placed a significant strain on our nation’s airports and aviation workers,” said Rep. Lofgren. “I supported the American Rescue Plan to provide much-needed aid to families, workers, and businesses and bring us to closer to a safe return to normalcy. These funds will help ensure San Jose’s primary airport can maintain its operations and continue serving the South Bay.”
This grant is part of $8 billion provided to airports and airport concessions around the nation to prevent and respond to COVID-19. Airport Rescue Grants can be used for operations, personnel, cleaning, debt services, and preventing the spread of COVID-19 at airports.
This funding follows prior federal funding allocations for Mineta San Jose International Airport. In March 2021, Lofgren announced $1.6 million for the airport and its concessions thanks to the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act. In April 2020, Lofgren announced more than $65.6 million in funding from the CARES Act.