This page includes current and historical Program Guidance Letters (PGLs) and Program Information Memorandums (PIMs) for the Airport Improvement Program.

Program Information Memorandums (PIMs)
PIM No.
(View PIM)
Title Date
PIM 3 Use of USDA for Wildlife Hazard Assessment Studies
Cancelled.
Sept. 14, 2009
PIM 2 Stand-alone grants for Wildlife Hazard Studies at Part 139 Certificated Airports
Cancelled.
June 12, 2009
PIM 1 Acquiring Paint Machines to Complete Enhanced Taxiway Centerline Marking
Cancelled.
Mar. 8, 2008

Program Guidance Letters (PGLs)

PGLs add to or revise guidance about the administration of the AIP found in the AIP Handbook.

Program Guidance Letters (PGLs)
PGL No.
(View PGL)
Title / Attachments
(View Attachments)
Date
PGL 14-05 (added 7/9/2014) Noise Land Management and Requirements for Disposal of Noise Land or Land Acquired for an Airport Purpose Funded with AIP
Cancels PGL 08-02 (Feb. 1, 2008)
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
July 2, 2014
PGL 14-04 (added 6/20/2014) Eligibility of Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS)
Cancels 08-05
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
June 18, 2014
PGL 14-03 (added 3/11/2014) Guidance on Federal Share at Airports Located in Public Land States
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
June 18, 2014
PGL 14-02 (added 2/24/2014) FY 2014 Essential Air Service (EAS) and Economically Distressed Areas (EDA) Determinations
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Feb. 21, 2014
PGL 14-01 (added 12/9/2013) Cold Weather Construction Projects
  • Request for FAA Acknowledgement of Requirement to Issue Notice to Proceed prior to Grant Award for a Cold Weather Construction Project

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Dec. 9, 2013
PGL 13-07 (added 10/1/2013) Interim Guidance: Initial Program on Airport Ground Vehicle Automatic Dependent Surveillance -- Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Squitter Equipment

Cancels PGL 12-12 (Sept. 18, 2012)
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.

Sept. 30, 2013
PGL 13-06 Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Cancelled. See Minimum Elements for AIP-Funded SMS Efforts.
Aug. 1, 2013
PGL 13-05 Procurement of Sole-Sourced Airfield Lighting or Modification of Airfield Lighting Control and Monitoring Systems (ALCMS)
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Jun. 20, 2013
PGL 13-04 Pilot Program for Redevelopment of Airport Properties (Acquired Noise Land)
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook and Pilot Program for Redevelopment of Airport Properties (Acquired Noise Land) (PDF).
Feb. 14, 2013
PGL 13-03 FY 2013 Economically Distressed Communities Determinations
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Jan. 24, 2013
PGL 13-02 Zero Emissions Airport Vehicles and Infrastructure Pilot Program
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Dec. 11, 2012
PGL 13-01 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Oversight Risk Model Policy
  • AIP Grant Oversight Risk Model Policy
  • Errata Sheet for AIP Grant Oversight Risk Model Policy
  • AIP Grant Oversight Risk Assessment Sponsor Certification Checklist
  • AIP Grant Oversight Risk Assessment Project Manager Assessment Checklist

Cancels PGL 07-01 (Jan. 5, 2007)
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.

Oct. 1, 2012
PGL 12-12 Initial Program on Airport Ground Vehicle Automatic Dependent Surveillance -- Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Squitter Equipment - Cancelled by PGL 13-7 Sept. 18, 2012
PGL 12-11 AIP Eligibility for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and FAA Airports GIS (AGIS) Data Collection
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Aug. 17, 2012
PGL 12-10 - Change 1 (added 6/11/2013) AIP Grant Payment and Sponsor Financial Reporting Policy
  • AIP Payment Policy and Financial Reporting Requirements (June 4, 2013)

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
June 11, 2013
PGL 12-09 Eligibility and Justification Requirements for Noise Insulation Projects
  • PGL 12-09 Attachment 1: AIP Handbook Replacement Paragraph 812
  • PGL 12-09 Attachment 2: Handling of Noise Insulation Programs That Are Currently Underway
  • PGL 12-09 Frequently Asked Questions

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook and related Noise Insulation Program Guidance.
Aug. 17, 2012
PGL 12-08 Implementation of Changes from the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Sept. 14, 2012
PGL 12-07 Not used  
PGL 12-06 Initial Program on FOD Detection Systems
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Jun. 19, 2012
PGL 12-05 Government Share of Project Costs at Essential Air Service (EAS)/Economically Distressed Area (EDA) Locations
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Apr. 16, 2012
PGL 12-04 Avian Radars
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Mar. 5, 2012
PGL 12-03 Change to Order 5100.38C, Paragraph 906, Price or Cost Analysis
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Jan. 13, 2012
PGL 12-02 Specifying LED Lighting on AIP-Funded Projects
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Mar. 5, 2012
PGL 12-01 Modifications to Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Threshold

See related information about BCA.
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.

Oct. 28, 2011
PGL 11-01

Amendment to Standard AIP Sponsor Assurances to Implement Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Interim Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property

Cancelled by Federal Register Notice: Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurances (77 FR 22376) (PDF).

  • Attachment 1: Airport Improvement Program (AIP): Interim Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property (March 18, 2011)
Mar. 25, 2011
PGL 10-02 Guidance for Buy American on Airport Improvement Program (AIP) or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Projects
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Feb. 24, 2010
PGL 10-01 Federal Financial Report (FFR), SF 425
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Oct. 7, 2009
PGL 09-02 Oversight/Inspection of Construction Projects Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Cancelled.
Aug. 31, 2009
PGL 09-01 Eligibility of Wildlife Hazard Assessments
  • Attachment 1: Program Information Memorandum 2 (included with PGL)
  • Attachment 2: Memorandum of Understanding Between FAA and USDA Wildlife Services (included with PGL)
  • Attachment 3: Long and Short Templates for Wildlife Hazard Assessment Agreements

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
July 17, 2009
PGL 08-06 Public Availability of Planning and Environmental Documents Prepared with AIP Grants
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
July 21, 2008
PGL 08-05 AIP Eligibility for Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS)

Cancels PGL 03-03.2 (Aug. 13, 2003)
Cancelled by PGL 14-04.

July 11, 2008
PGL 08-04 AIP Eligibility for Snow Removal Equipment (SRE)
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
April 24, 2008
PGL 08-XX PGL pending official change to Appendix 23, Adjustments of Federal Shares at Certain Airports, of AIP Handbook.  
PGL 08-03 Trafficking Victims Protection Act (Grant Special Condition)
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Feb. 20, 2008
PGL 08-02 Management of Acquired Noise Land: Inventory - Reuse - Disposal

Note: Updated version clarifies the need to reuse noise land that is no longer needed for noise compatibility. See Summary of Changes after Introduction.
Cancelled by PGL 14-05.

Feb. 8, 2008
PGL 08-01 Meeting Airport Design Standards - Cancelled Dec. 19, 2007
PGL 07-06 Guidance for Funding Sponsor-Prepared Environmental Management Systems
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.

Sept. 28, 2007
PGL 07-05 Not Used NA
PGL 07-04 Incorporation of FAA Order 6480.4 for Air Traffic Control Tower projects and Compliance with 49 USC 47116, Small Airport Fund Notification Requirement
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.

Sept. 28, 2007
PGL 07-03 Revised and Updated Requirements for Letter of Intent (LOI) Requests
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.

Nov. 20, 2006
PGL 07-02 Airport Improvement Program Grant Procedures
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.

Aug. 10, 2007
PGL 07-01 Revised and Updated Requirements for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Management - Cancelled by PGL 13-01 Jan. 5, 2007
PGL 05-05 About §160 in Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act: Guidelines for Compatible Land Use Planning By State and Local Governments In Areas Around Large and Medium Hub Airports
  • Attachment A: Special Condition for Vision 100 Section 160 Compatible Land Use Planning and Projects

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
June 1, 2005
PGL 05-04 About §§189, 322, and 324 in Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act: Guidance For Funding Mitigation Projects for Aircraft Noise less than 65 DNL, Public Availability of Noise Exposure Maps, and Determining Eligibility Of Airport Noise Compatibility Projects In Areas of Significantly Reduced Noise Exposure

Cancels PGL 03-02.1 (Aug. 4, 2003).
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.

June 3, 2005
PGL 05-03 Updated Grant Assurances
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
June 3, 2005
PGL 05-02 Letter of Credit Project Payments - Cancelled April 29, 2005
PGL 05-01 Emergency Funding for Hurricane Damage - Cancelled Oct. 15, 2004
PGL 04-08 Requirement for Airline Competition Plans.

Cancels PGL 03-01 (Nov. 19, 2002).

  • 2014 Competition Plan Covered Airports
  • Airport Competition Plans: Highlights of Reported Actions to Reduce Barriers to Entry and Enhance Competitive Access, 2010

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Sept. 30, 2004
PGL 04-07 Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook and VALE Program Guidance.
Sept. 30, 2004
PGL 04-06 Change in PGL 04-5.1 Airport Development Rights Pilot Program
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Sept. 13, 2004
PGL 04-05 Airport Development Rights Pilot Program
  • Required Provisions in a Grant for Purchase of Development Rights

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Aug. 17, 2004
PGL 04-04 RSA Projects for Equipment and PGL Index of Remaining Current Items
  • Current List of PGL Items

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
July 19, 2004
PGL 04-03 Weather Support to Deicing Decision-Making (WSDDM) and Correction to Program Guidance Letter 4-2.7 Flexible Use of Nonprimary Entitlements
  • Required Snow and Ice Control Plan
  • Procurement of Weather Support to Airport Deicing Decision Making Nowcasting System
    • Explanation of Attachment Society of Automotive Engineers Aerospace Recommended Practice ARP5537 Proposed Draft Issued Dec. 2003

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
June 9, 2004
PGL 04-02 Intermodal Planning Coordination; Increase in Apportionment for, and Flexibility of, Noise Compatibility Planning Programs; Federal Share for Private Ownership of Airports; Considerations for Discretionary Grants; Duration of Nonprimary Entitlements; Military Airport Program (MAP) Changes; Flexible Use of Nonprimary Entitlements; Liability Clauses for Consultant Contracts
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
April 30, 2004
PGL 04-01 Vision 100 - Century of Flight Authorization Act of 2003 Legislation Issues
Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Jan. 5, 2004
PGL 03-03 Contract Air Traffic Control Towers under AIP and AWOS Benefit-Cost Analysis

PGL 08-05 (July 11, 2008) cancels PGL 03-03.2.

  • FAA Contract Tower (FCT) Program Regional Point of Contact (POC) List
  • FAA Contract Tower (FCT) Program Regional Point of Contact (POC) List

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Aug. 13, 2003
PGL 03-02 Determining Justification of Projects for the Noise Set-Aside Based on Currency of Noise Exposure Maps and Annual Reporting of Residential Population Benefits Resulting from the Airport Improvement Program Set-Aside.

PGL 05-04 (June 3, 2005) cancels PGL 03-02.1.

  • Evaluation of Noise Set Aside Portion of the Airport Improvement Program
  • Evaluation of Noise Set Aside Portion of the Airport Improvement Program
  • FY Noise Set-Aside Report Format
  • FY Noise Set-Aside Report Format

Cancelled. See AIP Handbook.
Aug. 4, 2003
PGL 03-01 Requirement for Airline Competition Plans.

PGL 04-08 (Sept. 30, 2004) cancels PGL 03-01.

  • FY 2003 Competition Plans Required Based upon Preliminary Data
  • FY 2004 - 2005 Competition Plans Required Based upon Preliminary Data
Nov. 19, 2002
PGL 02-01 Applying for Block Grants - Cancelled. See AIP Handbook - Order 5100.38C. Oct. 16, 2001
PGL 01-04 Innovative Finance Demonstration Program (IFDP) for FY 2002 - Cancelled. See AIP Handbook - Order 5100.38C. Sept. 7, 2001
PGL 01-02 Design-Build Pilot Program - Cancelled. See AIP Handbook - Order 5100.38C. June 20, 2001
PGL 00-06 Inherently Low-Emission Airport Vehicle Pilot Program - Cancelled. See AIP Handbook - Order 5100.38C. Nov. 3, 2000

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