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Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Washington state airports will receive more than $217 million, including $175.7 million for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and $16.8 million for Spokane International Airport 

Senator Murray: “Washington state’s airports are absolutely vital to our regional economies and after a devastating year for the airline industry, the American Rescue Plan will help keep workers on payroll, passengers on planes, and shipments in the skies” 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced $ 217,133,500 in American Rescue Plan awards for Washington state airports, including $175.7 million for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and $16.8 million for Spokane International Airport. The awards are distributed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of $8 billion in total grants to keep U.S. airport workers employed and construction projects going, and help U.S. airports recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we continue to get shots in arms and Washington state families are flying again in greater and greater numbers, it’s critical that our airports can keep people and goods going where they need to go,” Senator Murray said. “Washington state’s airports are absolutely vital to our regional economies and after a devastating year for the airline industry, the American Rescue Plan will help keep workers on payroll, passengers on planes, and shipments in the skies. This relief funding is a lifeline, but as we look to build back better from this pandemic, I’m going to keep pushing for a historic investment in infrastructure to upgrade our airports, roads, bridges, and more – it’s time we invest in Washington state in a big way.”

The funding provides economic relief to eligible commercial service, reliever, and general aviation airports. The money will help keep people safe and employed by reimbursing operational expenses, debt service payments, and costs related to combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. Airports can also use the money to provide rent relief to in-terminal retail and concession companies. The funding requires that airports continue to employ at least 90 percent of their pre-pandemic employees for those airports that cover a majority of the traveling public.

Senator Murray has been a consistent champion of securing funding for Washington state transportation infrastructure, especially during the pandemic. In particular, she fought to include $30 billion for transit agencies who have been deeply impacted by the pandemic and forced to cut service and jobs in the American Rescue Plan, as well as $35 billion in aid for our nation’s transit systems and airports as part of the CARES Act.

A full list from the Department of Transportation of Washington state airports receiving relief is below.

State

Airport Name

City

Total Funding

WA

Anacortes

Anacortes

$ 32,000

WA

Arlington Municipal

Arlington

$ 59,000

WA

Auburn Municipal

Auburn

$ 59,000

WA

Bellingham International

Bellingham

$ 4,466,863

WA

Bremerton National

Bremerton

$ 59,000

WA

Anderson Field

Brewster

$ 32,000

WA

Skagit Regional

Burlington/Mount

$ 59,000

WA

Grove Field

Camas

$ 32,000

WA

Cashmere-Dryden

Cashmere

$ 22,000

WA

Chehalis-Centralia

Chehalis

$ 59,000

WA

Lake Chelan

Chelan

$ 32,000

WA

Port of Whitman Business Air Center

Colfax

$ 22,000

WA

Colville Municipal

Colville

$ 32,000

WA

Davenport

Davenport

$ 22,000

WA

Deer Park

Deer Park

$ 32,000

WA

Orcas Island

Eastsound

$ 32,000

WA

Grand Coulee Dam

Electric City

$ 22,000

WA

Bowers Field

Ellensburg

$ 59,000

WA

Ephrata Municipal

Ephrata

$ 32,000

WA

Snohomish County (Paine Field)

Everett

$ 5,415,770

WA

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor

$ 1,078,547

WA

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor

$ 22,000

WA

Bowerman

Hoquiam

$ 59,000

WA

Ione Municipal

Ione

$ 22,000

WA

Southwest Washington Regional

Kelso

$ 32,000

WA

Lopez Island

Lopez

$ 32,000

WA

Grant County International

Moses Lake

$ 32,000

WA

Ocean Shores Municipal

Ocean Shores

$ 22,000

WA

Odessa Municipal

Odessa

$ 22,000

WA

Olympia Regional

Olympia

$ 59,000

WA

Omak

Omak

$ 22,000

WA

Dorothy Scott

Oroville

$ 22,000

WA

Othello Municipal

Othello

$ 32,000

WA

Packwood

Packwood

$ 22,000

WA

Tri-Cities

Pasco

$ 5,591,753

WA

William R Fairchild International

Port Angeles

$ 59,000

WA

Jefferson County International

Port Townsend

$ 32,000

WA

Prosser

Prosser

$ 32,000

WA

Pierce County - Thun Field

Puyallup

$ 59,000

WA

Quillayute

Quillayute

$ 22,000

WA

Renton Municipal

Renton

$ 59,000

WA

Richland

Richland

$ 59,000

WA

Seattle-Tacoma International

Seattle

$ 175,792,650

WA

Boeing Field/King County International

Seattle

$ 2,124,612

WA

Sanderson Field

Shelton

$ 32,000

WA

Harvey Field

Snohomish

$ 59,000

WA

Spokane International

Spokane

$ 16,802,219

WA

Felts Field

Spokane

$ 59,000

WA

Sunnyside Municipal

Sunnyside

$ 22,000

WA

Tacoma Narrows

Tacoma

$ 59,000

WA

Ed Carlson Memorial Field - South Lewis County

Toledo

$ 32,000

WA

Pearson Field

Vancouver 

$ 32,000

WA

Vashon Municipal

Vashon 

$ 32,000

WA

Walla Walla Regional

 Walla Walla

$ 1,284,755

WA

Pangborn Memorial

Wenatchee 

$ 1,373,844

WA

Wilbur

 Wilbur

$ 32,000

WA

Methow Valley State

 Winthrop

$ 22,000

WA

Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field

 Yakima

$ 1,401,487

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