The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grants to public agencies — and, in some cases, to private owners and entities — for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

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Regional Supplemental Guidance

Additional guidance on this topic is available for the following regions of the country:

Federal Register Notices

Airport Improvement Program (AIP)
Subject/Title Date
Deadline for Notification of Intent to Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Primary, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds Available to Date for Fiscal Year 2016 (PDF) 4/15/2016
Notice of Opportunity to Participate; Criteria and Application Procedures for Participation in the Military Airport Program (MAP) (November 18, 2015) (PDF) 11/18/2015
Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property (78 FR 42419) (PDF) 7/16/2013
Notice to Manufacturers of Alternative Fuel Vans (PDF) 3/12/2012
Notice to Manufacturers of Airport Lighting and Navigation Aid Equipment (PDF) 12/13/2011
Notice to Manufacturers of Airport Avian Radar Systems (PDF) 10/28/2011
Notice to Manufacturers of Airport In-Pavement Stationary Runway Weather Information Systems (PDF) 10/28/2011
Federal Register Notice: Modifications to Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Threshold (PDF) 10/24/2011
Notice of Decision to Issue Buy American Waivers for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment (PDF) 12/28/2010
FAA Policy and Final Guidance Regarding Benefit-Cost Analysis on Airport Capacity Projects for FAA Decisions on AIP Discretionary Grants and Letters of Intent (PDF) 12/15/1999
Factors Affecting Award of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Discretionary Funding (PDF) 6/9/1999
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AIP-Related Forms

Airport Improvement Program
Subject/Title Number Notes
Application for Federal Assistance) - fillable PDF (PDF) SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance
Instructions (included in form)
This is a "reader-extended" fillable PDF, which allows you to save the completed form with Adobe Reader.
Federal Financial Report (MS Excel) SF 425
Federal Financial Report Attachment (MS Excel) SF 425A
Application for Development and Equipment Projects (Parts II-IV) 5100-100 Continuation of SF 424 for application for land, development, and equipment projects
Instructions (included in form)
Part II A & C
Part III A - E
Part IV
Application for Planning Projects (Parts II-IV) 5100-101 Continuation of SF 424 for application for planning projects only
Instructions (included in form)
Part II
Part III A - F
Part IV
Certification Regarding Lobbying (PDF) NA Prerequisite certification for receiving a grant. Addresses the Sponsor prohibition of making payments for the purpose of influencing the Federal agency, Members of Congress, or their staff.

For more information about AIP forms, see the AIP Handbook (Order 5100.38) and contact your Airports Regional or District Office.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Report of DBE Goal Accomplishments (MS Word, 137 KB) DOT 4630    
Subject/Title Number Notes
Request for Advance or Reimbursement (PDF) SF 270  
Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Projects (PDF) SF 271