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Fueling Aviation’s Sustainable Transition (FAST) Grants

The Fueling Aviation’s Sustainable Transition (FAST) discretionary grant program will make investments to accelerate production and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and the development of low-emission aviation technologies to support the U.S. aviation climate goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The FAST Grant Program is made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.sustainable aviation fuel steps in the process - research, feedstocks, transport to producers, distillation, transport to airports, storage, widespread use

  • The SAF portion of the program, termed FAST-SAF, will provide $244.5 million in grants to support the build out of infrastructure projects related to SAF production, transportation, blending, and storage.
  • The low-emission technology portion of the program, termed FAST-Tech, will provide $46.5 million in grants to develop and demonstrate new aviation technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
  • The FAST Grant Program complements existing FAA research and development on Energy, Technology and Operations

How to Apply

The application period for the Notice of Funding Opportunity closed on December 4, 2023. The FAA is currently evaluating applications.

The FAA held a webinar to walk through the NOFO and answer questions on October 2nd. The recording of the webinar is available on the FAA’s YouTube channel. The webinar slides and a Frequently Asked Questions document are also available at the grants.gov listing.

Additional Resources

Contact Us

If you have questions about the FAST Grant Program, please contact us at FAST-SAFTECH@faa.gov. To be notified of any future program updates, please subscribe to our mailing list. 

Last updated: Monday, December 04, 2023