Strother Field is getting a $30,000 grant as part of a coronavirus relief package. The money will be used for operating expenses and payroll, and is part of the CARES Act, which was approved by Congress to aid people and businesses affected by coronavirus. Like most airports nationwide, air traffic at Strother Field has slowed considerably, and recent layoffs at the local GE facility have not helped the situation.
More than $10 billion in grants was awarded to airports across the nation as part of the CARES Act, with more than $53 million distributed to 80 Kansas airports, including Strother Field.