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Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced two grants for airports in Iowa’s Third Congressional District to provide direct assistance to offset loss of revenue from the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

The Polk County Aviation Authority received $69,000 for Ankeny Regional Airport, and the City of Shenandoah received $20,000 for the Shenandoah Municipal Airport.

“Airports like Ankeny and Shenandoah help keep our local economies moving, and with the diminished demand caused by COVID-19 they need our help to stay afloat,” said Rep. Axne. “I’m glad to see more of the funding from the CARES Act coming back to Iowa to help our communities deal with the deep ripple effects of this public health crisis.”

The grants were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – and were authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which passed unanimously through Congress in March.

With the addition of previous grants announced in April, the total grant awards for airports in central and southwest Iowa is now $23,415,329.

Details about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s aid programs in Iowa can be found in Rep. Axne’s Iowa COVID-19 Response Tracker.