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 February 15, the President signed Public Law 116-6, "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019" which included a Supplemental amount of $500 million for discretionary grants under the AIP statute, 49 U.S.C. Chapters 471 and 475.
The Supplemental funds made available under the FY 2019 Appropriations Act are not subject to normal AIP discretionary formulas or set-asides. However, the Supplemental funds are subject to the limitations of Section 158 of the FAA Reauthorization Act 2018, (Public Law 115-254) codified at 49 U.S.C. 47115 (j), which includes prioritization of small airports and expanded terminal eligibility.
The Supplemental funds are available for award through FY 2021. Because of these parameters, the FAA is using our well-established Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process to develop a proposed list of eligible and justified projects, which we will execute through our regular AIP process. All Supplemental funds will be awarded by September 30, 2021.
- Supplemental Projects Intent to Award (PDF) (Announced on 11/22/2019)
- Supplemental Funding by State (PDF) (added 11/22/2019)
- 11/22/2019 - Press Release (CFM)
- FY 2019-2021 AIP Supplemental Appropriation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF) (added 11/22/2019)