NDOT receives $12.5 million federal grant for COVID-19 response

The funds are to provide economic relief to airports across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced on Tuesday that they had received $12.5 million in Federal Grant Allocations through the Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program (ACRGP).

The 72 Nebraska airports across the state will be receiving $12,528,712 in grant allocation from the ACRGP.

“These funds will provide economic relief to Nebraska airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAA will make grants to all airports that are part of the national airport system, including all commercial service airports, all reliever airports, and some public-owned general aviation airports,” the news release said.

Since the last update from the FAA, they have added two more updates regarding concession relief and mask requirements at airports.

In the grant agreements, there are a couple of special conditions: airport sponsors have to implement a policy that requires people to wear a mask at all times when in public areas of the airport and concession will be given relief from “rents and minimum annual guarantees to on-airport car rental, on-airport parking, and in-terminal airport concessions.”

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In their news release, NDOT said they got guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in regard to the $2 billion funding made available to them via the FAA’s ACRGP.

The ACRGP funding had been approved by Congress in December as a part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSA).

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