WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-7) announced a $1,010,492 federal grant for the Bemidji Regional Airport Authority Commission. The grant is funded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program.

“I am pleased to announce this grant for the Bemidji Regional Airport – a critical transportation hub for the region and state. This grant is important for the airport’s short- and long-term future and will help ensure it remains a quick and convenient travel center for northern Minnesota,” said Congresswoman Fischbach. “An open and accessible airport is key for connecting local industry to the global market, attracting economic development, and facilitating tourism. This additional funding will assist this essential air service airport keep their operations running and people employed as we continue to navigate this pandemic.”

The Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program, authorized in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act of 2020 (CRRSAA), provides grants to assist airports in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds can be used for costs related to airport operations, personnel, cleaning, and debt service payments.

Michelle Fischbach is a wife, mom, grandma, attorney, and the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Get updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.