Eligible applicants include regionally-focused municipal or community-owned airports. Projects are now eligible to include federal funding contributions with the exception of the Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
When federal funding is available, the applicant must contribute at least 33 per cent of the entire project cost. If no federal funding is available, applicants must be willing to fund on an equal cost-shared basis (50/50) with the Government of Saskatchewan to a maximum of $275,000. The maximum provincial contribution under CAP is $275,000 per year.
Multi-year projects are now eligible under CAP to a maximum of $275,000 per year.
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.