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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AIP-Related Forms

Airport Improvement Program
Subject/Title Number Notes
Application for Federal Assistance (exp. 4/2014) - 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 (exp. 2/2015) (MS Excel) SF 425 Federal Financial Report Instructions (see PGL 10-1) (PDF)
Federal Financial Report Attachment (exp. 2/2015) (MS Excel) SF 425A Federal Financial Report Attachment Instructions (see PGL 10-1) (PDF)
Application for Development Projects (Parts II-IV) (exp. 4/2017) (PDF) 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) (exp. 4/2017) (PDF) 5100-101 Continuation of SF 424 for application for planning projects only
Instructions (included in form)
Part II
Part III A - F
Part IV
Quarterly Performance Report (MS Word) Form for submitting mandatory quarterly reports. See Par. 1221c of the AIP Handbook (PDF).

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 (7/97) (PDF) SF 270  
Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Projects (7/97) (PDF) SF 271  

Federal Register Notices

Airport Improvement Program (AIP)
Subject/Title Date
Notice of Opportunity to Participate; Criteria Requirements and Application Procedures for Participation in the Military Airport Program (MAP) (79 FR 63480) (PDF) 10/23/2014
Notice of Modification of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurances (79 FR 18755) (PDF) 4/3/2014
Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property (78 FR 42419) (PDF) 7/16/2013
Deadline for Notification of Intent to Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Primary, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2013 (PDF) 4/3/2013
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