May 1 is FAA Deadline for AIP Notice

Executive Summary: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced May 1, 2014, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2014 available AIP entitlement funds. Grant applications must be filed by July 11, 2014.

Link to Federal Register notice: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-26/pdf/2014-04223.pdf.

Who is Impacted: All airports that intend to use AIP funds for FY 2014. This notification requirement does not apply to non-primary airports covered by the block-grant program.

Suggested Airport Actions: Sponsors intending to apply for any of their available entitlement funds, including those unused from prior years, must submit a written indication to the designated Airports District Office (or Regional Office in regions without Airports District Offices) of their intent to use their fiscal year 2014 entitlement funds available under Title 49 of the United States Code, section 47105(f) by 12:00 p.m. prevailing local time on May 1, 2014. This notice must address all entitlement funds apportioned for fiscal year 2014 including those unused from prior years. Grant applications must be submitted no later than close of business July 11, 2014.

By June 13, 2014, airport sponsors that have not yet submitted a final application to the FAA, should notify the FAA of any issues with meeting the final application deadline of July 11, 2014. Absent notification by the May 1st deadline and/or subsequent notification of any issues by the June 13th deadline, the FAA will proceed after July 11, 2014 to take action to carry over all remaining entitlement funds without further notice, and the funds will not be available again until at least the beginning of fiscal year 2015.

ACI-NA Contact: Liying Gu (202-861-8084) or Matt Cornelius (202-861-8097)

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This notice has been distributed to the Finance Committee.