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Airport Improvement Program

Airports Financial Assistance

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The Airport Improvement Program Branch is responsible for administration of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and for the preparation and implementation of the National Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP). The ACIP serves as a planning tool for identifying critical development and associated capital needs for the National Airport System and also as the basis for the distribution of AIP grant funds. The Branch also initiates and/or reviews legislative and policy proposals affecting Federal assistance for airport planning and development; interprets legislation, policy, and related directives to provide eligibility guidance for prospective grantees and projects; ensures that reliable information on all prerequisites for proposed grant awards is available to Airports offices and other interested parties; and publishes and updates related directives.

General Inquiries

Staff Directory

Name Position Telephone Responsibilities
Kay Ryder Manager 202-267-8170  
Joanne Bernardo Management and Program Analyst 202-267-1178
  • Budget/Accounting Liaison
  • Funds Control
  • Delphi eInvoicing/Grant Payments
  • Data Analysis
Carlos Fields Management and Program Analyst 202-267-8826
  • Regional Program Support
  • Buy American
  • State Block Grant Program
Terri Kett Management and Program Analyst 202-267-4374
  • Regional Program Support
  • Delphi eInvoicing/Grant Payments
  • Funds Control
  • Military Airport Program
Amber McCray Financial Analyst 202-267-5431
  • Regional Program Support
  • Annual Report to Congress
Cathy Nelmes Financial Analyst 202-267-1689
  • Discretionary Program
  • ACIP Guidance & Support
Petra Schultze Management and Program Analyst  
  • Federal Regulations
  • Procurement
  • Indirect Cost Rates
Stacy Swigart Management and Program Analyst 202-267-1005
  • AIP APP-520 Resource
  • Suspension & Debarment APP-520 POC
  • AIP Handbook APP-520 POC
  • NPIAS-ACIP Order APP-520 POC
  • Grant Agreements & Assurances
Talesa Wilson Management and Program Analyst 202-267-7170
  • Audit Liaison
  • Regional Audits
Vacant Financial Analyst
  • Budget/Accounting Liaison
  • Funds Control
  • Delphi eInvoicing/Grant Payments
  • Data Analysis

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