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Airport Improvement Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Transportation , Federal Aviation Administration
CFDA #: 20.106

Assistance considerations...

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

No set period of time. Assistance is released upon application for reimbursement of expenses or by letter of credit.

Formula and Matching Requirements

Current Federal government share of allowable costs are as follows. (1) Projects at large and medium hub primary commercial service airports: Airport development, 75 percent; terminal development, 75 percent; noise compatibility program implementation, 80 percent; master planning and noise compatibility planning, 75 percent. (2) Projects at all other public use airports (includes commercial service other than large and medium hub general aviation, reliever, other commercial service, and eligible privately owned airports): Airport development, noise compatibility program implementation, terminal development, airport planning and noise compatibility planning all at 90 percent. Entities eligible to sponsor system planning studies include State, local and federally recognized tribal governments, designated metropolitan planning organizations, U.S. Territories and possessions, the Republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia . The range of financial or other matching assistance required from nonfederal sources, varies from 10 percent to 25 percent depending on the category of the sponsor, the type of project and the amount of public land in the State.

A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.

Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.

In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.

Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.