Lofgren Announces Over $1.6 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding for Mineta San Jose International Airport

March 12, 2021
Press Release

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 $1,646,602 in economic relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This emergency funding was included in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act, which Congress passed in December 2020.

“The pandemic has placed a significant strain on our nation’s airports and aviation workers,” said Rep. Lofgren. “I supported the COVID-19 legislation which Congress passed in December to provide desperately needed relief to families, workers, and businesses. This grant will help ensure San Jose’s primary airport and its concessions can continue to operate safely during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.”

This grant is part of the $2 billion provided to airports and airport concessions around the nation to prevent and respond to the impacts of COVID-19. The funds can be used to provide relief from rent and minimum annual guarantees for airport concessions and on-airport car rental and parking. This funding builds on the $10 billion in the CARES Act for airports to prevent and respond to the impacts of COVID-19. Mineta San Jose International Airport previously received over $65 million in CARES Act funding.

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