Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced $30 million in grants to Ohio airports that were impacted by COVID-19.

The funding comes from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act that was passed in December 2020.

Locally, Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport received $23,000 in grants through the program.

"The aviation industry's recovery is critical to our nation's economy. During this pandemic, the sharp decline in air travel left the industry in an uncertain economic position," said Portman. "I'm pleased to see this continued support for our airports as they ramp up services to meet the increasing demands of air travel as our country continues on the path to recovery."