Health & Wellness

Creswell’s Hobby Field receiving $30,000 as part of CARES Act

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced Tuesday that he has secured more than $25 million in grants for southwest Oregon airports in the CARES Act.

Creswell’s Hobby Field received $30,000, and Cottage Grove State Airport ($20,000) and Eugene’s Majlon Sweet Field ($22+ million) also received grants.

 The money is part of more than $140 million for Oregon airports and $10 billion for airports nationwide. 

The money specifically will help airports respond to lost revenue and manage the costs of response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government will cover 100 percent of these grants with no local match required.

“Air service to Southwest Oregon’s airports has been significantly curtailed due to the COVID-19 public health crisis,” DeFazio said.

“We’re thankful,” the airport manager said. 

Humble explained that the airport is undertaking five taxi-lane improvements that will impact the entrance and parking area. That initiative was left out of original funding.

 “The additional $30,000 will enable us to modify the current scope of work to include the entrance/parking area for the airport; paving the way for the airport’s longevity into the future … and beyond.”

A breakdown of money by airport:

Bandon State Airport: $30,000

Brookings: $30,000

Illinois Valley Airport: $30,000

Corvallis Municipal Airport: $69,000

Cottage Grove State Airport: $20,000

Creswell Hobby Field: $30,000

Eugene Mahlon Sweet Field: $22,654,502

Florence Municipal Airport: $30,000

Gold Beach Municipal Airport: $20,000

Grants Pass Airport: $38,000

Lebanon State Airport: $30,000

Myrtle Creek Municipal Airport: $20,000

SW Oregon Regional Airport: $2,550,333

Roseburg Regional Airport: $69,000



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