States that participate in the State Block Grant Program (SBGP) assume responsibility for administering Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants at airports classified as "other than primary" airports — that is, nonprimary commercial service, reliever, and general aviation airports. Each State is responsible for determining which locations will receive funds for ongoing project administration.
FAA began this program in 1989 with three States: Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 authorized up to 20 States to participate. Title 49 United States Code Section 47128 contains program requirements.
- AC 150/5100-21, State Block Grant Program
This AC provides guidance for application to and implementation of the State Block Grant Program. All states currently in the SBGP must submit an implementation plan for the requirements contained in this AC no later than January 2, 2017.
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
Airport Improvement Program Branch
If you have questions about the program or are a state interested in participating in one of the open slots, please contact the Airport Improvement Program Branch.
- Airport Improvement Program (AIP)
- Airport Layout Plan Reviews and Projects Potentially Affected by Section 163 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF) (added 12/17/2020)
- FAA Review of Construction Plans and Specifications for AIP Funded Projects (PDF)
- State Block Grant Program Subaward Reporting
- Title 14 CFR Part 156, State Block Grant Pilot Program