Walorski_officialU.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) announced Friday the South Bend International Airport was awarded grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the bipartisan COVID relief package enacted in December.

“As a transportation hub for both passengers and goods, South Bend International Airport plays a vital role in driving economic growth in northern Indiana,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “This funding will provide SBN and our local airports with much-needed relief from challenges related to the coronavirus crisis and aid in rebuilding our region’s economy.”

South Bend International Airport will receive $3,085,297 in relief funds for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.

Other local airports awarded COVID relief funding include Elkhart Municipal Airport ($23,000), Plymouth Municipal Airport ($13,000), Starke County Airport ($13,000), and Wabash Municipal Airport ($9,000).

In December 2020, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act. The bipartisan legislation, which Congresswoman Walorski supported, provided targeted relief to American workers, families, small businesses, and other entities.