The money comes from the CARES Act, helping airports recover from the pandemic.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ALTOONA, Pa. (KDKA) – The Federal Aviation Administration and the Airport Improvement Program have awarded two grants to local airports, totaling $6.5 million.

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The Arnold Palmer Regional Airport will get $5,159,843 and the Altoona-Blair County Airport will get $1,411,352.

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Funding for these grants comes from the CARES Act in order to assist airports with recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our local airports offer important services to the people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District. As the aviation industry faces unprecedented challenges, these FAA Airport Improvement Program grants will provide much-needed support to the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and the Altoona-Blair County Airport,” said PA-13 Congressman John Joyce.

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In total, both airports will get $6,571,195.