Seymour airport receives $30,000 in federal funding

The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced more than $96 million in grants for 65 Hoosier airports.

The funding comes from the CARES Act Airport Grant Program and aims to support continuing operations and replace lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Freeman Municipal Airport in Seymour will receive $30,000 of that funding.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says the funds are available for airport capital expenditures, operating expenses, such as payroll and utilities, and debt payments.

The FAA is encouraging airports to spend the grant funding immediately to help minimize any adverse impact from the current public health emergency.

The $96 million awarded to Hoosier airports is part of $10 billion in emergency resources being awarded to airports throughout the country.