Mitchell International gets $29 million from CARES Act

Mitchell International Airport. - Curtis Waltz (www.aerialscapes.com) photo.
Mitchell International Airport. - Curtis Waltz (www.aerialscapes.com) photo.

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport was awarded a $29 million grant from the federal government as part of the coronavirus relief package known as the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.

The CARES Act allocated nearly $10 billion to U.S. airports, large and small, to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus impacts, including support for continuing airport operations.

“This $10 billion in emergency resources will help fund the continued operations of our nation’s airports during this crisis and save workers’ jobs,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said in a news release.

This week the FAA announced the amount of CARES Act funds that were allocated for each airport.

The largest grants to Wisconsin airports were:

  • Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, $29 million
  • Appleton International Airport, $15 million
  • Dane County Regional Airport (Madison), $14.7 million
  • Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport, $8 million
  • Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (Eau Claire area), $6.8 million
  • Central Wisconsin Airport (Mosinee), $3.9 million
  • La Crosse Regional Airport, $1.8 million
  • Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, $1.1 million

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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