Lofgren Announces More Than $65.6 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding for Mineta San Jose International Airport
SAN JOSE, CA – Representative 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 $65,633,236 to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
This emergency funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“The pandemic has changed life in Santa Clara County and around the country, including by putting an unprecedented strain on our nation’s airports and aviation workers,” said Rep. Lofgren. “I supported the CARES Act in Congress to immediately provide relief to families, workers, students, and businesses. This grant will help ensure Silicon Valley’s airport is able to operate reliably and safely during and after this public health emergency.”
This grant is part of the $10 billion provided to airports around the nation for prevention, preparation, and response to the impacts of COVID-19. The funds are available for airport capital expenditures, operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments.
An additional $3 billion dollars in grants will keep contracted workers employed at our nation’s airports, including at Mineta San Jose International Airport.