SAN MARCOS. Texas - In order to support continuing airport operations, the San Marcos Regional Airport will receive $157,000 in disaster relief from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The relief funds come from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020.
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The CARES Act includes $10 billion in funds to be awarded to airports for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and from that $157,000 will be allocated to the San Marcos Reginal Airport.
“San Marcos Airport operations are vital to our city and to the entire Innovation Corridor, so we were excited to hear about the FAA CARES grant funding allocated to us,” said Mayor Jane Hughson. “These funds will provide needed financial support to maintain reliable, safe operation at the airport to serve the aviation industry, support airport personnel and supplement our economy.”
According to a press release from the City of San Marcos, the funds provided will give the airport payroll support and the ability to continue with planned construction and safety measures throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
The City of San Marcos has also received money from other relief funds as well.
Earlier this month, officials announced the city will receive $6,429,168 in disaster relief funds for public transit expenses from the Federal Transit Administration.
The city also received $425,281 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
"The details of the timing and distribution of the funds is forthcoming and will be shared as it is available," the press release stated.
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