Cornyn: Greater Houston Area Airports to Receive $581K in Coronavirus Relief Funds

Senator John Cornyn

Several airports in the greater Houston area were awarded a number of federal grants totaling $580,986 to combat the spread of coronavirus, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020, which Senator Cornyn voted in favor of last December.

“More and more Texans are getting vaccinated every day and we’ve seen an uptick in air travel as a result,” Sen. Cornyn said. “I am glad to have helped deliver this funding that will improve the health and safety of transportation workers and travelers in the greater Houston area.”

City Recipient Award Amount
Huntsville Huntsville Municipal Airport $23,000
Crockett Houston County Airport $13,000
Galveston Scholes International Airport at Galveston $57,162
Houston Sugar Land Regional Airport $91,162
Houston David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport $23,000
Palacios Palacios Municipal Airport $9,000
Pearland Pearland Regional Airport $23,000
Bay City Bay City Regional Airport $13,000
Conroe Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport $57,162
Wharton Wharton Regional Airport $13,000
Anahuac Chambers County Airport $9,000
Angleton Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport $13,000
Edna Jackson County Airport $9,000
Cleveland Cleveland Municipal Airport $13,000
Liberty Liberty Municipal Airport $13,000
Liberty **Liberty Municipal Airport $157,500
La Porte La Porte Municipal Airport $13,000
Eagle Lake Eagle Lake Airport $13,000
Kountze/Silsbee Hawthorne Field $9,000
Livingston Livingston Municipal Airport $9,000
TOTAL   $580,986

**Grants awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). AIP grants are separate from the funding awarded through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020.

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.