The Martha’s Vineyard Airport is getting a small share of about $10 billion in grants distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.

Airports across the country will receive individual grants of from $1,000 to more than $338 million, for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia.

The Vineyard will receive $$1.2 million, according to a list published by the FAA this week. Nantucket Memorial Airport was awarded $6.3 million and Barnstable Municipal Airport nearly $18 million.

Barnstable and Nantucket ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, in a 2019 state report on the economic impact of the 10 commercial airports in Massachusetts. Martha’s Vineyard ranked ninth, ahead of Worcester.

At a meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport commission Tuesday, airport director Cindi Martin discussed the procedure for receiving the CARES act reward. The FAA will provide the airport with a pre-populated grant application specifically for the CARES act money, with the calculation for the airport spelled out, she said.

The money can be used for any legal expense, including payroll, that the airport has, according to Ms. Martin.

“We would go back and look back at anything we have spent to date to maximize the first request,” Ms. Martin said.

The process for receiving the money is set to conclude on April 21, Ms. Martin said.

Meanwhile, airport commissioners agreed to offer business park and airline tenants a rent relief program in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Commissioners voted to approve a policy that will freeze rent at the current lease rate for tenants until July 1, 2021 and eliminate the airport’s normal annual commercial rent increase.

The policy will also give tenants the option to defer their May rent payment until July. At that time, tenants would pay 1/12 of their May rent with a five per cent service fee, and continue those payments monthly for one year. For instance, if a tenant’s May rent is $1,200, then the tenant could hold off on paying in May and June and start making regular $105 payments come July.

“It is really a matter of trying to balance the tenant’s financial issues with what realistically the airport can afford at this point,” commission chairman Robert Rosenbaum said in a follow-up call after the meeting. “It’s really a balancing act.”

Mr. Rosenbaum estimated that the airport has between 40 and 50 commercial tenants, with monthly rent payments totaling approximately $230,000. The May rent deferment was calculated based on the airport’s current financial position.