In September of each year, the FAA and Utah Division of Aeronautics (UDA) send letters to airport sponsors requesting updates to their airport five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Projects listed within the first two years are set and cannot change. Projects within three to five-year ranges can be changed or added. The FAA and UDA prioritize and schedule projects based on available funding. Airports can “bank” their annual entitlement funding to save for larger projects in the future. (Example: If an airport waits three years to do a project, then $450,000 will be available from the FAA.) The FAA will provide 90.63% grant for projects. Remaining project costs are split between the airport sponsor and the UDA, 4.685% each. Only airports which are part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) are eligible for FAA funding. Other funding is available for regional and primary airports.
Airport Improvement Program (AIP)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Type of Fund
$150,000/yr typ. grant for general aviation w/ additional available on case by case basis
5 year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) in September/October
Last Updated: July 17, 2020
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