What are Grant Assurances?

When airport owners or sponsors, planning agencies, or other organizations accept funds from FAA-administered airport financial assistance programs, they must agree to certain obligations (or assurances). These obligations require the recipients to maintain and operate their facilities safely and efficiently and in accordance with specified conditions. The assurances may be attached to the application or the grant for Federal assistance and become part of the final grant offer or in restrictive covenants to property deeds. The duration of these obligations depends on the type of recipient, the useful life of the facility being developed, and other conditions stipulated in the assurances.

Contacts

AIP Grant Assurances

(Updated 6/25/2014)

See also Notice of Modification of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurances (79 FR 18755) (PDF).

Historical Grant Assurances
Date Source Assurances
Prior to 1984 Grant assurances were included in FAA Form 5100-100  
September 6, 1984 Published in 49 FR 35282 (PDF)
February 3, 1988 Published in 53 FR 3104 (PDF)  
September 6, 1988 Amended in 53 FR 34361 (PDF)  
August 29, 1989 Amended in at 54 FR 35748 (PDF)  
June 10, 1994 Amended in 59 FR 30076  
January 4, 1995 Amended in 60 FR 521 (PDF)  
June 2, 1997 Amended in 62 FR 29761 (PDF)  
August 18, 1999 Amended in 64 FR 45008 (PDF)
March 29, 2005 Amended in 70 FR 15980 (PDF)
March 18, 2011 Amended in 76 FR 15028 (PDF)
April 13, 2012 Amended in 77 FR 22376 (PDF)
April 3, 2014 Amended in 79 FR 18755 (PDF) See current assurances

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