NH airports to receive $15.2 million: federal CARES Act
New Hampshire airports are slated to receive $15.2 million in federal funding in response to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s congressional delegation said Tuesday.
The funding through the $2 trillion CARES Act has been allotted and deposits will soon be received directly by the airports, according to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office.
Most of the money — $12.1 million – has been slated for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. An additional $1.6 million is slated for the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease.
Lesser amounts will be distributed as detailed below:
- Lebanon Municipal (Lebanon) – $1,060,370
- Dillant-Hopkins (Keene) – $69,000
- Laconia Municipal (Laconia) – $69,000
- Boire Field (Nashua) – $69,000
- Berlin Regional (Berlin) – $30,000
- Claremont Municipal (Claremont) – $30,000
- Concord Municipal (Concord) – $30,000
- Dean Memorial (Haverhill) – $20,000
- Parlin Field (Newport) – $30,000
- Plymouth Municipal (Plymouth) – $20,000
- Skyhaven (Rochester) – $30,000
- Mount Washington Regional (Whitefield) – $30,000
The state’s airports, like their counterparts across the country, have been hit hard by a drop in passengers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
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