- Granting Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, USDOT
- Appropriation Amount: $3.35 Billion
- Grant Amount: ~$4 Million, 5-30% Match
- Announcement Date: April 20, 2022
- Closing Date: June 30, 2022
Purpose: The AIP Discretionary Grants program delivers annually appropriated discretionary funds through the FAA’s long-standing iterative, competitive grant process. Prior to the publication of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the FAA identified eligible applicants in its National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) and compiled potentially eligible projects through the 3-year Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP). Both of these processes are described in FAA Order 5090.5, Formulation of NPIAS and ACIP that authorizes discretionary funds. The AIP funds airport capital improvements and rehabilitation projects. All discretionary grant funding is subject to appropriations, statutory requirements, and related program funding availability.
In FY 2022, the FAA anticipates awarding discretionary grants beginning in April 2022 with an individual grant 4-year period of performance.
Eligible projects include those improvements related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security, and environmental concerns. In addition, 49 U.S.C. 47101(1) states that it is the policy of the United States that the safe operation of the airport and airways system is the highest aviation priority, and 49 U.S.C. 47101(7) states that airport construction and improvement projects that increase the capacity of facilities to accommodate passenger and cargo traffic be undertaken to the maximum feasible extent so that safety and efficiency increase and delays decrease.
Eligible applicants are public agencies owning a public-use NPIAS airport; private entities owning a public-use NPIAS airport; States acting as a sponsor for one or more specific NPIAS airports in the State; Indian tribes or pueblos owning or leasing a public-use NPIAS airport.
Additional information can be found in the NOFO. You can also contact Alaska’s regional office for the FAA at (907) 271-5438.