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Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program

Image of a mechanic working on a helicopter The Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) Program is a new program under the American Rescue Plan that can provide funding to eligible businesses, to pay up to half of their compensation costs for certain categories of employees, for up to six months.

In return, the business is required to make several commitments, including a commitment that the company will not involuntarily furlough or lay off employees with that group during the same six-month period.

Eligible businesses are strongly encouraged to take these steps right away:

  • Become familiar with all the requirements in the law;
  • Apply for a DUNS number if you do not already have one;
  • Register online with the System of Award Management (SAM) if you have not already; and
  • Monitor this site frequently for updates, which will include Frequently Asked Questions and a link to the application system (when it is ready).

IMPORTANT! Obtaining a DUNS number and registering with SAM takes time.  Any business seeking funding under the AMJP program is strongly encouraged to begin these steps as soon as possible. These steps must be completed before submitting an application for the AMJP.

If you are registering in solely to apply for a Federal financial assistance opportunity like AMJP (and are not interested in pursuing Federal contracts), the registration path is much shorter. Please see the Quick Start Guide from

When the official AMJP application process begins, DOT will publish more detailed instructions.

Learn more information about the law that created the AMJP.

For information about the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) or the Federal Register notice that was published on April 14, 2021.

Last updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2021