Southwest Wyoming Airport to Apply for Airport Rescue Grant

Southwest Wyoming Airport to Apply for Airport Rescue Grant

ROCK SPRINGS — The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is asking for the City of Rock Springs’ support in its pursuit of a little more than $1.1 million Airport Rescue Grant.

The Rock Springs City Council will meet Tuesday, August 16, at 7 p.m. at city Hall. During this meeting, the Council will review a grant application request from the airport.

According to the grant agreement, the Airport Rescue Grant is provided under the American Rescue Plan Act and can be used for costs associated with “operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, combating the spread of pathogens at the airport, and debt services payments.”

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“The purpose of this Airport Rescue Grant is to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic,” the agreement states. “Funds provided under this Airport Rescue Grant Agreement must be used only for purposes directly related to the airport.”

It can also include reimbursements of an airport’s operational expenses incurred no earlier than January 20, 2020, or debt service payments incurred on or after March 11, 2021.

This grant agreement will also need to be reviewed by the Sweetwater County Commission.

Other Business

The Council will review a resolution accepting a preservation covenant between the State of Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Rock Springs for historic preservation of the First Security Bank building.

Also under resolutions, the Council will decide whether or not to accept a Main Street Façade Improvement Grant Agreement between National Main Street Center and the City of Rock Springs for the Rock Springs Historical Museum, in the amount of $18,000.

Under proclamations, the Council will proclaim September 11 as 9/11 Remembrance Day and will encourage residents to honor the lives of those lost through participation in the Rock Springs Fire Department’s 9/11 Memorial Climb at 7 a.m. in the south parking lot at Western Wyoming Community College.

The Council will look at appointing Darcie Punches-Mickelson to a third term on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Kevin Harper to a second term on the Urban Renewal Agency Commission.

For the complete agenda, click here.