March 23, 2021

Cassidy Announces $3.6 Million to Prevent COVID-19 Spread at Louisiana Airports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $3,623,101 in federal funding for cleaning and disinfecting 11 airports across south Louisiana to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We know that COVID-19 can spread easily where large numbers of people gather. This funding ensures Louisiana’s airports are kept clean and safe for our travelers,” said Dr. Cassidy.

This funding is part of the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 to provide economic relief funds for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments and preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the airports.

Airports that will receive the grant money include:

  • $2,346,696 for the Lafayette Regional/Paul Fournet Field Airport in Lafayette.
  • $1,021,081 for the Lake Charles Regional Airport in Lake Charles.
  • $57,162 for the Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia.
  • $57,162 for the Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles.
  • $57,000 for the Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.
  • $23,000 for the South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr. Airport in Galliano.
  • $13,000 for the Allen Parish Airport in Oakdale.
  • $13,000 for the False River Regional Airport in New Roads.
  • $13,000 for the Leesville Airport in Leesville.
  • $13,000 for the Natchitoches Regional Airport in Natchitoches.
  • $9,000 for the C.E. “Rusty” Williams Airport in Mansfield.