Airport Improvement Program (AIP) 2023-2025 Supplemental Appropriation

The FAA's regular Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides more than $3.18 billion annually in entitlement and discretionary grant funds for a network of more than 3,300 eligible airports. On December 29, 2022, the President signed Public Law 117-328, "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023," which included a Supplemental amount of approximately $559 million for discretionary grants under the AIP statute, 49 U.S.C. Chapters 471 and 475.

The Supplemental funds made available under the FY 2023 Appropriations Act are derived from the General Fund and are not subject to existing AIP discretionary formulas or set-asides. 

Of the total made available, approximately $284 million is available for the purposes, and in amounts, specified for Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending as stipulated in Public Law 117-328 and the Joint Explanatory Statement (JES). This Congressionally Directed Spending identified specific projects at specific airports and thus is not part of this NOFO.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $269 million in fiscal year (FY) 2023 competitive supplemental discretionary grants. The purpose of the supplemental discretionary grant program is to make grants to eligible airports for airport projects, including---

  • Development of resilient airfield infrastructure improvements at Primary airports;
  • Infrastructure required for on-airport handling and distribution of sustainable aviation fuels at Primary airports;
  • Improving air quality at commercial service airports, even at airports in air-quality attainment areas; and
  • Energy and emissions sustainability projects at eligible airports.

The FAA will implement the FY 2023 supplemental discretionary grant program consistent with AIP sponsor and project eligibility and will consider project applications that align with the priorities, limitations, and requirements described in the notice. At least $25 million will be made available for projects that improve emissions at the airport without requiring the airport to be in a non-attainment or maintenance area, and the Zero-Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Program (ZEV), pursuant to the JES.

These grants are available through FY 2025.

Supplemental Grants

Ongoing Programs (Previous Years)


Last updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2024