The national Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) is an internal FAA document that serves as the primary planning tool for identifying and prioritizing critical airport development and associated capital needs for the National Airspace System. It also serves as the basis for the distribution of grant funds under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). ACIP guidance is available in the Airports Capital Improvement Plan Order (FAA Order 5100.39A).

The FAA Airport Improvement Program Branch prepares the national ACIP annually on the basis of nine Regional ACIPs. Each FAA Regional Airports Office prepares its Regional ACIP from information provided by individual airports or state airport planning agencies on anticipated development needs over the next 3 to 5 years.

Please contact the FAA Regional Airports Office responsible for your location with any questions.