West Valley View
By West Valley View Staff
Buckeye Municipal Airport was among the facilities that received coronavirus relief through the American Rescue Plan to support operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitation and COVID-19 prevention, according to Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly.
Buckeye Municipal Airport received $32,000 of the $47 million that was given to Arizona airports and airport concessionaires.
“Today’s funds will provide necessary and critical support to strengthen operations and COVID-19 prevention at our airports, keeping Arizonans safe and healthy during their travels,” said Sinema, chair of the Senate Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation Subcommittee.
“Today’s funding will ensure our airports have the necessary resources to keep airport staff, Arizonans and visitors safe from COVID-19,” Kelly added.
Earlier this year, Sinema and Kelly helped pass into law the American Rescue Plan, which made critical investments to support Arizona hospitals, small businesses and communities economically recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
In November, Sinema, Kelly and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg toured Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to see first-hand the types of projects funded through Sinema’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — legislation that was also shaped and supported by Kelly.
Arizona airports are expected to receive at least $360 million over the next five years through the bipartisan infrastructure law, in addition to the American Rescue Plan grant announcement.