Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $30,000 grant for Knoxville Municipal. This grant, which was part of the CARES Act, is in addition to the funding they already receive from the federal government and meant to provide direct economic relief from losses caused by COVID-19.
“Airports in our smaller towns play a critical role in fueling economic development in their communities and throughout the region, allowing them to grow,” said Loebsack. “During these times, when many businesses are shut down, the use of local airports has also dropped, creating financial hardship for those running the airports. I am pleased this funding is being made available to the Knoxville municipal airport to help them stay afloat in these difficult times.”