Five Year Program Guidelines
This is the new language for the State Transportation Board considers projects proposed for inclusion in the program annually. Each airport sponsor submits these projects in the fall of each year. They are reviewed and given a priority rating based on the STB's Priority Rating System. Also, projects submitted for Federal (FAA) consideration are pare of the process.
Each sponsor submits projects for State and FAA consideration through the ACIP Web site. This new site provides for the documentation and graphic representation of each project. Through this website, projects for FAA consideration are also provided directly to the FAA making the process smooth and simple.
Projected public ownership of a facility and availability
for public use are both required for programming a
project at that facility.
There are two types of projects in the Program:
- Federal/State/Local Funded Projects
- State/Local Funded Projects
There are four categories of projects for each type:
- Projects that are related to Maintenance.
- Projects that are related to Safety and/or Capacity Enhancement.
- Projects that are related to Environmental Studies or Planning
- Land Acquisition
Funds are to be programmed with approximately 80% to
commercial service/reliever airports and 20% to other
During each year of the program, funds to match FAA grants
are set aside based on the amount of funds the FAA programs
for airports in the state. These funds are to be programmed
to provide up to 50% of the Local share of all eligible
items contained in FAA airport project grants.
The program is developed in a manner to utilize the maximum
prudent and practical amount of Federal funds.
may fund up to 90% of a primary airport project and 95%
of a secondary airport project with no Federal participation.
Consideration is to be
given for including research and development projects
that have a potential for significant economic and/or
technical benefit to Arizona airports and/or airport
The program is a facilities capital improvements program
that parallels the Federal Airport Improvement Program
in terms of eligible grant items with the exception that
the State does not fund capital equipment, routine operating
maintenance items or revenue producing projects.
The program is based on approved Transportation Board
Policies. Where there is a diversion from the approved
policy, a new policy issue will be presented to the Board
for their consideration and approval.
Sponsors are not to modify the scope of work after a
grant has been issued. Any funds remaining after the
initial work in the grant has been completed are to be
returned to the State Aviation Fund.
Funding for airport terminal and utilities projects is
subject to a determination of the proportion of revenue
generating and public use areas when construction documents
previously purchased airport land is subject to individual
review on a case by case basis for approval.