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Central, South Coast Airports Get Emergency Federal Funding To Help With Coronavirus Impacts

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The $2 trillion dollar federal economic stimulus package includes money to help airports on the Central and South Coasts, which have been hard hit by the loss of passenger traffic and other business. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded more than $30 million dollars to the region’s airports.

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is getting $20 million, and Santa Barbara Airport $9.5 million.

There’s $1.1 million dollars in emergency funding going to Santa Maria Airport, and $160,000 for Camarillo Airport. Oxnard Airport will get $69,000. Some smaller airports in the region will also get aid, with Oceano, Lompoc, and Santa Ynez Airport getting $30,000 each.

The money is from a $10 billion dollar federal fund intended to help airports across the country stay in business during the coronavirus crisis.