Heinrich, Luján Welcome $150,000 In American Rescue Plan Relief For Three Rural New Mexico Airports
The American Rescue Plan, championed by Democrats, continues to be a critical tool to sustain New Mexico’s economic recovery
WASHINGTON (July 23, 2021) – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) are welcoming an announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that a total of $150,000 in grant funding will head to three New Mexico airports in Artesia, Farmington, and Moriarty.
The funds are made available through the American Rescue Plan that both Senators Heinrich and Luján championed to become law. These grants provide economic relief funds for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airports.
“When Democrats passed and signed the American Rescue Plan into law we marked the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. “Now, as funding we fought for heads to small and rural airports across New Mexico, our state’s travel economy can rebuild in a safe and effective manner.”
“The American Rescue Plan continues to make a difference in every corner of New Mexico, and I’m glad that our airports will benefit from this landmark law,” said Luján, a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. “These investments in our rural airports will help keep their doors open and support local economies.”
The FAA awarded the following grants to these New Mexico airports:
- $59,000 for the Artesia Municipal Airport in Artesia, New Mexico
- $59,000 for the Four Corners Regional Airport in Farmington, Mexico
- $32,000 for the Moriarty Municipal Airport in Moriarty, New Mexico