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Mission

The Airport Improvement Program Branch is responsible for administration of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and for the preparation and implementation of the National Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP). The ACIP serves as a planning tool for identifying critical development and associated capital needs for the National Airport System and also as the basis for the distribution of AIP grant funds. The Branch also initiates and/or reviews legislative and policy proposals affecting Federal assistance for airport planning and development; interprets legislation, policy, and related directives to provide eligibility guidance for prospective grantees and projects; ensures that reliable information on all prerequisites for proposed grant awards is available to Airports offices and other interested parties; and publishes and updates related directives.

General Inquiries

Staff Directory


Name Position Telephone Responsibilities
Vacant Manager (202) 267-8170  
Kay Ryder Lead AIP Program Manager (202) 267-9600
  • Overall Program Implementation
  • Program Guidance
  • Delphi eInvoicing/Grant Payments
Kendall Ball Program Analyst (202) 267-7436
  • Military Airport Program
  • Procurement
  • Program Guidance
  • Eligibility
  • Surplus Property
Joanne Bernardo Program Analyst (202) 267-7573
  • Budget/Accounting Liaison
  • Funds Control
  • Delphi eInvoicing/Grant Payments
  • Data Analysis
Jonathan DiMartino Program Analyst (202) 267-8744
  • Regional Program Support
  • Engineering Coordinator
Gavin Fahnestock Program Analyst (202) 267-8817
  • Regional Program Support
  • Airports Capital Improvement Program
  • System of Airports Reporting
  • Data Analysis
Carlos Fields Program Analyst (202) 267-8826
  • Regional Program Support
  • Buy America
  • Performance Goal Tracking
Vacant Program Analyst (202) 267-3911
  • Regional Program Support
  • System of Airports Reporting
Vacant Program Analyst (202) 267-9597
  • Legislative Support
  • Audit Liaison
  • Program Guidance
  • Annual Report
Talesa Wilson Program Analyst (202) 267-7170
  • Audit Liaison
  • Regional Audits
  • Funds Control
  • Grant Review

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