Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have announced a total of $7,659,968 in federal funding to three Central Illinois airports. These Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investments are funded through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and will provide some economic relief for costs associated with operations, staffing, cleaning, sanitization and combating the spread of COVID-19 at airports in Peoria, Savoy and Springfield.
The following entities will receive funding:
• Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria (General Downing) will receive $4,394,907.
• Board of Trustees University of Illinois (University of Illinois-Willard) will receive $1,849,172.
• Springfield Airport Authority will receive $1,415,889.