Crist Announces $59,000 in American Rescue Plan Funds for Albert Whitted Airport

St. Petersburg, FL - U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $59,000 grant to the Albert Whitted Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offset costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funding will be used for personnel, operations, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.

“The pandemic has taken its toll on every industry, but few have been hit as hard as our airports,” said Rep. Crist. “I’m grateful to see Albert Whitted be awarded this grant that will provide economic relief to the airport, support over 650 airport workers, and keep employees and travelers safe by mitigating the spread of COVID-19.”                                          

Owned and operated by the City of St. Petersburg, Albert Whitted Airport employs 665 Floridians and provides a total economic impact of $79 million.

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