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Watertown airport receives millions in federal funds

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Watertown’s airport is getting close to $5 million from the federal government.

Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Thursday that the Watertown International Airport will receive about $1.1 million from the American Rescue Plan Act.

And Schumer announced the airport is receiving about $4.7 million as its annual subsidy for American Airlines to continue flying there. It’s through the Essential Air Service program and funds 12 nonstop round-trip flights each week from Watertown to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Both awards come through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Small businesses can still seek funds from city of Watertown

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WATERTOWN — It is not too late to receive a $10,000 grant for small businesses in the city that were hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The city is continuing to accept applications from eligible businesses for its Community Development Block Grant Small Business Emergency Relief Program.

The city is using $450,000 in CARES Act funds to help local small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

The city will allocate $10,000 grants to 45 businesses and continue to offer the grants until the $450,000 runs out.

A committee reviews the applicants to make sure they follow federal Department Housing and Urban Development regulations for funding and low- and moderate-income employees.

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