Arkansas airports receive $4.9 million in federal stimulus money

Arkansas airports receive $4.9 million in federal stimulus money

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $4.9 million in federal stimulus grants to Arkansas airports, including $4.77 million to Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock. U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro; French Hill, R-Little Rock; and Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, announced Friday (March 12) the money will be used to offset the costs and maintain jobs as a result of COVID-19 and provide for increased sanitization to combat the spread of pathogens at the airports.

The DOT, through the Federal Aviation Administration, is distributing the money appropriated through the…

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