RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Airports in Riverside County will receive more than $11.1 million in government aid to help respond to plunging demand created by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced today.
The airport receiving the most funding in the region is Palm Springs International with $11 million; Jacqueline Cochran Regional will receive $69,000; and Hemet-Ryan and Corona Municipal will each receive $30,000.
The funding is part of the Trump administration's newly created Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act Airport Grant Program. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the FAA will award $10 billion to the nation's airports, with about $1 billion going to 188 airports in California.
"This $10 billion in emergency re