The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (
"This new grant program will provide much-needed economic relief to airports around the country as they address the COVID-19 public health emergency," said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.
To distribute these funds, the Federal Aviation Administration (
Under this new Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program:
- Primary commercial service airports, those with more than 10,000 annual passenger boardings, will share $1.75 billion based on the number of annual boardings, in a similar way to how they currently receive Airport Improvement Program (AIP) entitlement funds.
- Primary commercial service airports will share an additional $200 million based on the number of annual boardings, and these funds will then be available for these airports to provide relief from rent and minimum annual guarantees to on-airport car rental, on-airport parking, and in-terminal airport concessions. Airports will provide this relief to each airport concession based on its proportional share of the total annual rent and minimum annual guarantees for the airport.
- Non-primary commercial service and general aviation airports will share $45 million based on their airport categories, such as National, Regional, Local, and Basic. Of that $45 million, airports that participate in the FAA Contract Tower Program will divide $5 million equally.
These funds will provide economic relief to airports around the country affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program (
ACRGP) Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) (PDF) (added 1/19/2021)
ACRGPCloseout Report (MS Word) (added 1/19/2021)