Background

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has established a Space Transportation Infrastructure Matching (STIM) Grants Program for the purpose of ensuring the resiliency of the space transportation infrastructure in the United States. The U.S. Congress mandated the Grant Program under 51 U.S.C. Chapter 511 Space Infrastructure Matching Grants 51 U.S.C. Chapter 511 Space Infrastructure Matching Grants. This legislation authorizes the use of Federal monies in conjunction with matching state, local government, and private funds.

FY 2010 was the first year that Federal funds were appropriated. Under this program, development projects eligible for funding include technical and environmental studies; construction, improvement, and design and engineering of space transportation infrastructure, including facilities and associated equipment; and real property to meet the needs of the United States commercial space transportation industry.

Contact

Doug Graham
AST Grant Program Lead
FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
(202) 267-8568

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