20.106: Airport Improvement Program, COVID-19 Airports Programs, and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Programs
Alternate Name: AIP, CARES, ACRGP under CRRSA, and ARPA
Aug. 10, 2022
Aug. 10, 2022
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.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants
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, 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 local government organizations 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 may also be eligible. CARES, CRRSA, and ARPA state that only sponsors of airports in categories defined in 49 U.S.C. 47102 are eligible. Eligible airports are included in the NPIAS. Airports in U.S. territories (American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam) are included in the NPIAS and are eligible. Airports in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and Wake Island are not included in the NPIAS. While these airport sponsors may be eligible for some AIP discretionary funding (per 49 USC Section 47115 (i)) , they are not eligible under CRRSA and ARPA. CRRSA and ARPA prohibits funding for any airport that was allocated more than four times its annual operating expenses under the CARES Act FAA will award any FY 2021 AIP grant awarded to airport sponsors in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and Wake Island with a 100% Federal share.
The grant program benefits all the eligible applicants listed in this CFDA under applicant eligibility - as well as the additional entities listed under beneficiary eligibility.