SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Federal relief money may help get tourism off the ground again at the Sacramento International Airport.
The Sacramento County Airport System announced a $13 million federal funding boost Friday. Most of the money will go toward COVID cleaning costs, debt service payments and “combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.”READ MORE: Gov. Gavin Newsom Says California’s COVID-19 Mask Mandate To End After June 15
More than a million dollars of the federal relief money is designated to support airport shops and restaurants.READ MORE: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting
Cindy Nichol, the county’s director of airports, said in a press release that the funding will help keep the airports financially sound and allow officials to help airlines, restaurants and tenants that are “struggling due to the unprecedented dearth of passengers.”MORE NEWS: Kids 12-15 In California Can Sign Up For COVID-19 Vaccination Starting Thursday Morning
The funding comes from the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020 which passed Congress in December of last year. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) advocated for support in Congress.