WASHINGTON – Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that Texas-12 will receive nearly $300 million in grants for commercial and general aviation airports. These funds come directly from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program.

“Airports in our district have been significantly impacted by the spread and magnitude of the coronavirus. These grants will provide unprecedented and immediate relief to Texas families, workers, and businesses. With one of the largest airports in our backyard, this funding will support continuing operations and replace lost revenue resulting from the sharp decline in passenger traffic and other airport business that plays a vital role in the TX-12 economy,” said Granger.

“Our transportation systems are critical in keeping us connected and in jumpstarting our economy, particularly in times of crisis. As the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue to work with President Trump, Governor Abbott, and local leaders to keep Texas’ needs at the forefront of the national discussion.”

BACKGROUND

Below is a breakdown of the DOT grants awarded to Fort Worth airports:

City 

Airport Name

LOC ID

Grand Totals

Fort Worth

Dallas-Fort Worth International

DFW

$299,199,046

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Alliance

AFW

$157,000

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Meacham International

FTW

$157,000

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Spinks

FWS

$69,000

Mineral Wells 

Mineral Wells Regional

MWL

$69,000