Airport Improvement Program Matching Grant

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Provides airport sponsor's a portion of the local match required for a Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant to eligible public-use general aviation airports.


This is a reimbursable grant for airport development or planning activities. The State will provide up to 5% of total AIP grant with a project maximum of $150,000 per project.

Project must be listed in the State Capital Improvement Plan to be eligible.

Project must not begin until a notice to proceed is given by the State

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Projects must be listed in the State Capital Improvement Plan

Completed Form DOA-0012 - State Matching Grant Application for FAA AIP 

Completed Form DOA-0007 - CAAP Certification

Local government approval as described in CAAP Regulations, Section 4067.

Executed FAA grant agreement.

California Environmental Quality Act documentation

Airport Layout Plan (ALP) including project location and dimensions or project drawing if ALP doesn't exist.

Eligible Geographies:


Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
50 months post award

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

This grant is funded from the Department of Transportation Aeronautics Account.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Each FAA Form 271/270 or invoice summary sent to the FAA for billing.

Proof of funds received from the FAA. This may be a bank statement or journal report from the sponsor’s accounting system. Relevant payments should be highlighted for easy reconciliation.

A high-level summary of each of the FAA claims. 

A coverletter that serves as an invoice

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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