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File #: 200018.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: Acceptance of US Department of Transportation FAA AIP Cares Act Grant No. 3-12-0028-044-2020 in an Amount up to $3,113,693 (B)
Attachments: 1. 200018A_Resolution 200018 - Draft_20200618, 2. 200018B_20-005 GACRAA CARES Grant Application and Acceptance_20200618, 3. 200018C_GNV CARES Grant Application signed 5-12-2020_20200618, 4. 200018D_GNV-SOG-3-12-0028-044-2020-Grant Agreement - unsigned_20200618, 5. 200018E_GNV Grant Assurance Certification Letter 5-29-2020_20200618, 6. 200018_Resolution_20200618.pdf

Title

Acceptance of US Department of Transportation FAA AIP Cares Act Grant No. 3-12-0028-044-2020 in an Amount up to $3,113,693 (B)

 

Explanation

This FAA CARES grant in the amount up to $3,113,693 in emergency COVID-19 aid is to supplement lost Gainesville Regional Airport revenue due to the declared public health crisis and to pay expenses associated with the maintenance of safe and efficient Airport operations. 

Air traffic at Gainesville Regional Airport has been down to less than 5% of pre-COVID levels. Although the Airport is now seeing an increase in passenger travel, it may be a year or more before air traffic is back to pre-COVID-19 levels. Recently, Hertz declared bankruptcy and there is an indication that one of the Airport’s current airlines may follow suit.

Because the City of Gainesville retains title to the land upon which Gainesville Regional Airport operates, the City of Gainesville, in addition to GACRAA, must formally accept all federal grant offers. Accordingly, the Gainesville Alachua County Regional Airport Authority (GACRAA) on April 23, 2020, adopted Resolution No. 20-005, which accepted and authorized execution of the anticipated grant offer.

Fiscal Note

This Federal grant in an amount up to $3,113,693 is directly to Gainesville Regional Airport with no direct fiscal implication for the City of Gainesville.

 

Recommendation

The City Commission adopt the Resolution accepting FAA Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security Act (CARES) Grant No. 3-12-0028-044-2020 from the US Department of Transportation, FAA in the amount of up to $3,113,693 and authorize the Mayor to execute and the Clerk of the Commission to certify the grant agreement.

 




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