The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it was offering $69 million to 127 aviation manufacturing and repair businesses under a COVID-19 relief program created by Congress in 2021.

In total, the department has offered $673 million nationwide in three rounds of awards. Some previously offered awards were not ultimately paid.

The $3 billion aviation manufacturing payroll subsidy program covers up to half of eligible companies’ compensation costs for up to six months. Grantees may not conduct furloughs without employee consent or lay off workers covered by subsidies during that period.Read more