Airport Improvement Program

To assist sponsors, owners, or operators of public-use airports in the development of a nationwide system of airports adequate to meet the needs of civil aeronautics.

The purpose of the law includes the investment in transportation, environmental protection, and airport infrastructure that will
support long-term economic benefits.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: (1) airport master plans; (2) airport noise compatibility plans; (3) land acquisition; (4) site preparation; (5) construction, alteration, and rehabilitation of runways, taxiways, aprons, and certain roads within airport boundaries; (6) construction and installation of airfield lighting, navigational aids, and certain offsite work; (7) safety equipment required for certification of airport facility; (8) security equipment required of the sponsor by the Secretary of Transportation by rule or regulation for the safety and security of persons and property on the airport; (9) snow-removal equipment; (10) terminal development; (11) aviation-related weather reporting equipment; (12) equipment to measure runway surface friction; (13) burn area training structures and land for that purpose, on or off airport; (14) agency-approved noise compatibility projects; (15) relocation of air traffic control towers and navigational aids (including radar) if they impede other projects funded under AIP; (16) land, paving, drainage, aircraft deicing equipment and structures for centralized deicing areas; and (17) projects to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Clean Air Act, and Federal Water Pollution Control.

Under limited criteria construction of hangars and automobile parking lots.

Fiscal Year 2017: No current data available for FY 2017.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Persons are encouraged to contact the Federal Aviation Administration Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Airports Financial Assistance Division, APP-500, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591.

Telephone: (202) 267-3831. Web Site Address: http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/airports/.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Cleveland, City Of $ 478,938   2019-09-052023-09-04
Heber, City Of $ 540,030   2019-09-042023-09-03
Glenn, County Of $ 103,599   2019-09-042023-09-03
Oconee, County Of $ 1,086,721   2019-09-042023-09-03
City Of Midland $ 4,952,943   2019-09-042023-09-03
Anaconda-deer Lodge, County Of $ 220,580   2019-09-042023-09-03
Pulaski, County Of $ 63,000   2019-09-042023-09-03
Oconee, County Of $ 1,147,784   2019-09-042023-09-03
Bay Springs, City Of $ 150,000   2019-09-042023-09-03
Jackson, City Of $ 3,431,963   2019-09-042023-09-03



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: See Section 170 for Example of Projects and Programs for 2016. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants can be made for integrated airport system planning in a specific area; and airport master planning, construction, or rehabilitation at a public-use airport or portion thereof.

Authorizing legislation refers to an airport as any area of land or water used or intended to be used for the landing or taking off of aircraft and includes, within the five categories of airports listed below, special types of facilities such as seaplane bases and heliports.

The statute further defines airports by categories which include commercial service, primary, cargo service, reliever, and general aviation airports.

They are defined as follows: Commercial Service Airports are publicly owned airports that have at least 2,500 passenger boardings each year and receive scheduled passenger service.

Passenger boardings refer to revenue passenger boarding on an aircraft in service in air commerce.

The definition also includes passengers who continue on an aircraft in international flight that stops at an airport in any of the 50 states for a non-traffic purpose.

Passenger boarding?s at airports that receive scheduled passenger service are also referred to as enplanements.

Non-primary Commercial Service Airports are Commercial Service Airports that have at least 2,500 and no more than 10,000 passenger boarding?s each year.

Primary Airports are Commercial Service Airports that have more than 10,000 passenger boardings each year.

These airports are further categorized as Hub Airports, based on the level of passenger boardings.

Hub categories for Primary Airports are defined as a percentage of total passenger boardings in the most current calendar year ending before the start of the current fiscal year.

The definition and formulae used for designating Primary Airports by Hub Type and percentage of annual passenger boarding?s are: Large 1 percent or more; Medium - at least 0.25 percent, but less than 1 percent; Small - at least 0.05 percent, but less than 0.25 percent; and Non hub - more than 10,000, but less than 0.05 percent.

Cargo Service Airports are airports that, in addition to any other air transportation services that may be available, are served by aircraft providing air transportation of only cargo with a total annual landed weight of more than 100 million pounds.

Reliever airports are airports designated by the FAA to relieve congestion at a Commercial Service Airports and to provide more general aviation access to the overall community.

The remaining airports, are referred to as general aviation (GA) Airports and are defined as a public airport that is not a commercial service airport.

General aviation airports comprise the largest single group of airports in the U. S. airport system.

Eligible work at airports consists of: (1) airport master plans; (2) airport noise compatibility plans; (3) land acquisition; (4) site preparation; (5) construction, alteration, and rehabilitation of runways, taxiways, aprons, and certain roads within airport boundaries; (6) construction and installation of airfield lighting, navigational aids, and certain related offsite work; (7) safety equipment required for certification of airport facility; (8) security equipment required of the sponsor by the Secretary of Transportation by rule or regulation for the safety and security of persons and property on the airport; (9) snow-removal equipment; (10) terminal development; (11) aviation-related weather reporting equipment; (12) equipment to measure runway surface friction; (13) firefighting burn area training structures and land for that purpose, on or off airport; (14) agency-approved noise compatibility projects; (15) relocation of air traffic control towers and navigational aids (including radar) if they impede other projects funded under AIP; (16) land, paving, drainage, aircraft deicing equipment and structures for centralized deicing areas; and (17) projects to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Clean Air Act, and Federal Water Pollution Control.

Under limited criteria construction of hangars and automobile parking are eligible.

Grants for hangars and parking facilities are available on a limited basis.

Grants may not be, made for buildings not related to the safety of persons on the airport, decorative landscaping or artwork, or routine maintenance and repair.

Technical advisory services are also provided.

Formula funds are available to primary commercial service airports and to cargo service airports.

Applicable restriction may be found in the AIP Handbook, FAA Order 5100.38D.

Discretionary funds may be used at any eligible facility and allocation is based on established criteria.

The percentage of fund varies each fiscal year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, counties, municipalities, U.S.

Territories and possessions, other public agencies including an Indian tribe or pueblo, the republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia, are eligible for airport development grants if the airport on which the development is required is listed in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

Certain units of local government may be eligible for grants to implement noise planning and compatibility projects.

Private owners of public-use reliever airports or airports having at least 2,500 passengers boarding annually and receiving scheduled passenger aircraft service are eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, counties, municipalities, U.S. Territories and possessions, and other public agencies including an Indian tribe or pueblo, the republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau, The Federated States of Micronesia, and private owners of reliever airports or airports having at least 2,500 passenger boarding annually and receiving scheduled passenger aircraft service.

Credentials/Documentation

Sponsors must submit information establishing financial capability and legal authority to accomplish the project and to operate the airport. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

Alternative environmental reporting and documentation may be acceptable based upon the project type.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Pre-application for Federal Assistance, SF 424, Part I (face sheet) filed with FAA field office, reviewed by the regional office and/or Washington office for program approval, as appropriate. For master plans (may be combined as part of development project), noise compatibility plans, and system plans, SF-424 and Parts II through V of FAA Form 5100-101, Application for Federal Assistance and Application for Planning projects respectively, must be submitted to FAA field offices. Level of approval is dependent on the type of airport and amount of FAA monies requested. No State plan is required.

Award Procedures

Upon program approval for development projects, applicant submits project application, SF 424, Part I (facesheet) and remaining parts of FAA Form 5100-100 to FAA field office. Master, noise compatibility, and system plan grant applications are submitted to FAA field offices and upon approval, grant offers are made by FAA field offices. Either the district or regional office prepares Grant Offer, FAA Form 5100-37, for planning and development for execution by FAA applicant.

Deadlines

Oct 01, 2016 to Sep 30, 2017 Primary airport sponsors must notify FAA by May 2 of each fiscal year or another date specified in the Federal Register of their intent to apply for funds to which they are entitled under Section 47102 of Title 49, United States Code. A reminder is published annually in the Federal Register. Other sponsors are encouraged to submit early in the fiscal year and to contact the appropriate FAA Regional or Airports District Offices for any local deadlines. Sponsors must formally accept grant offers no later than September 30 for grant funds appropriated in that fiscal year.

Authorization

Airport Improvement Act, Subtitle VII of Title 49 United States Code, PART B-Airport Development and Noise, Public Law 103-272.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. If the project is challenged on environmental grounds, approval may take longer.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: The local match is between 10% and 25% determined by a variety of factors. Select pilot studies under the program may have a local match of 50%. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

No set period of time. Projects are expected to be completed as expeditiously as possible. Most within one to two years from grant award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awarded by lump sum. Assistance is released upon application for reimbursement of expenses or by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

During the project, the sponsor monitors performance to ensure that time schedules are being met.

Periodic reports, as required, are forwarded to FAA.

SF-270 or 271, as appropriate based on project type.

The recipient periodically submits form 5370-1, Construction Progress and Inspection Reports.

For non-construction projects, the recipient submits a quarterly performance report.

SF-425.

Project performance monitoring is conducted through site visits and reports.

Reports must be filed quarterly or as determined by FAA field office based on project type.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Recipient sponsors' records are required to be made available for inspection by FAA, OIG/DOT and the General Accounting Office. An airport layout plan must be kept up to date and available as long as the grant agreement lasts, ordinarily a period of 20 years. Accounting records reflecting all project costs, books, documents, and records pertinent to grants are to be retained for 3 years after date of submission of final expenditure report. Grant recipients shall submit periodic reports containing the following information: 1. The number of projects that have been put out to bid under the grant and the amount of Federal funds associated with each project. 2. The number of projects for which contracts have been awarded and the amount of Federal funds associated with each project. 3. The number of projects for which work has begun under such contracts and the amount of Federal funds associated with each contract. 4. The number of projects for which work has been completed under such contracts and the amount of Federal funds associated with each contract.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-8106-0-7-402.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $3,295,800,000; FY 17 est $3,191,900,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

AIP Grants: $15,000 to $36,201,092. Average: $1,864,143 for FY2016.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Federal Aviation Administration Order and Advisory Circulars (FAA Order 5100.38D, Airport Improvement Program Handbook, and FAA Advisory Circulars in the l50/5100 series).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Persons are encouraged to contact the Federal Aviation Administration Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Airports Financial Assistance Division, APP-500, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. Telephone: (202) 267-3831. Web Site Address: http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/airports/.

Headquarters Office

Jonathan DiMartino 800 Independence Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia 20591 Email: jonathan.dimartino@faa.gov Phone: (202) 267-8744

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Only those Airport Improvement Program (AIP) projects considered by the FAA Administrator to be necessary to provide for a safe and efficient airport system and to meet the current and projected growth of civil aeronautics will be considered for selection. The airports at which AIP projects are proposed must be included in the National Plan of Integrated Airports Systems (NPIAS).



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