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Department of Transportation: Small Community Air Service Development Program

Deadline: January 26, 2021

The Small Community Air Service Development Program is designed to provide financial assistance to small communities to help them enhance their air service. Eligible projects include:

  •  A U.S. air carrier to subsidize service to and from an underserved airport for a period not to exceed three years;
  • An underserved airport to obtain service to and from the underserved airport; and/or
  • An underserved airport to implement such other measures, as appropriate per solicitation requirements, to improve air service both in terms of the cost to consumers, and the availability of such service, including improving air service through marketing and promotion and enhanced utilization of airport facilities.

Amount: Up to $13 million is available for up to 25 awards. There is no minimum or maximum individual award amount; award sizes have ranged from $20,000 to nearly $1.6 million.

Eligibility: Public entities.

Note: No more than four communities or consortia of communities, or a combination thereof, from the same State may be selected to participate in the program in any fiscal year. The airport serving the community or consortium may not be larger than a small hub airport, as determined using the FAA’s most recently published classification. See Notice of Funding Opportunity for all eligibility restrictions.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329923

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