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Airport receives federal grant


April 22, 2020

Tucumcari Municipal Airport received a $20,000 federal grant to help sustain critical operations during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release Wednesday from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall.

A total of 50 airports in New Mexico received a total of $25.2 million as part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act passed by Congress last month.

“While all New Mexicans should stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of coronavirus and protect our neighbors and health care professionals, local airports need to stay open to sustain communities across the state,” Udall, a Democratic senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, stated in a news release. “This funding will help support rural economies, ensure that rural communities can continue to access the resources and goods they need, and help get frontline workers to where they are needed as quickly and safely as possible.”

Other area airports that received aid included Clovis Municipal ($69,000) Portales Municipal ($30,000), Conchas Lake, Fort Sumner Municipal, Las Vegas Municipal, Clayton Municipal Airpark, Vaughn Municipal, and Santa Rosa Route 66 ($20,000 each).


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