Eligible applicants include regionally-focused municipal or community-owned airports that are not eligible for airport assistance under the federal government’s Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). Applicants must be willing to fund the proposed project on an equal cost-shared basis (50/50) to a maximum of $275,000.
Priority is given to safety-related air-side capital improvement projects, such as rehabilitation of:
- taxiways and aprons;
- existing lighting; and
- navigation/weather reporting systems.
Eligible projects could also include engineering services. Projects must meet acceptable engineering standards and may be subject to environmental approval from appropriate agencies. Applicants are required to solicit competitive bids for the work. Applications without contractor estimates will not be accepted.
Details on eligible and ineligible projects are available in the program and application guideline.