US Department of Transportation - Office of Aviation Analysis
03/01/21 4:00 PM EST
Grants to USA small communities to improve air service provided by local airports. Interested applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to assist airlines in providing services to underserved airports, including enhanced availability of services and decreased airfares. Priority will be given to communities or consortia of communities that have had air carrier service reduced or suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Department is authorized to award grants under 49 U.S.C. § 41743(d) to communities that seek to provide assistance to:
Priority consideration will be given to those communities or consortia whose applications align with the following criteria:
For a full list of Priority Selection Criteria, see https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-11/Official.11.24.2020.Order%202020-11-5_Docket%20DOT-OST-2020-0231.pdf#page=9.
GrantWatch ID#: 145334
No more than 40 communities or consortia of communities, or a combination thereof, may be selected to participate in the program in each year for which the funds are appropriated.
There is no minimum or maximum individual award amount, and the amounts awarded will vary depending upon the features and merits of the selected applications. In past years, the Department’s individual grant sizes have ranged from $20,000 to nearly $1.6 million.
The Department intends to award grants for three years to complete studies, four years for marketing and promotion (including advertising and public relations) of the airport, community, carrier, or destination, and five years for projects that target a revenue guarantee, subsidy, or other financial incentives.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Brooke Chapman, Associate Director
Small Community Air Service Development Program
For technical assistance, please call the www.grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726.
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