In 2020 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $840 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants, and former President Donald Trump's proposed $17.1 billion fiscal 2020 budget for the FAA which made it through the House Appropriations Committee with $614 million more than requested, putting the new total for the FAA at $17.7 billion. Yep, that is a lot of grant money available to airports who apply for them.
What projects do the FAA AIP Grants cover?
Eligible projects include those improvements related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security, and environmental concerns. In general, sponsors can get AIP funds for most airfield capital improvements or rehabilitation projects and in some specific situations, for terminals, hangars, and nonaviation development. Projects related to revenue producing facilities may be eligible at non-primary airports if the airport has already satisfactorily addressed all airside needs and the improvement will increase revenue for the airport.
Examples of Eligible Projects:
Need Help Applying for an AIP Grant?
Many airports outsource this process which is a great idea. Like most government grant programs there are many steps, rules, and procedures to follow. Let the professionals handle it like us Loomacres Wildlife Management. We staff several Airport Certified Wildlife Biologists and work with several Aviation Engineers that specialize in applying for available grants. If you are wanting more information or need help applying for an AIP Grant, please fill out the fields below and someone will reach out to you and get the process started.
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