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Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP)


On September 29, 2023, the Department issued the Small Community Air Service Development Program grant Selection Order. DOT selected 20 applications from 16 States, totaling nearly $15 million in federal grant assistance.

FY 2022 SCASDP Selection Order: September 29, 2023

FY 2022 SCASDP NOFO (solicitation order) Issued :  March 15, 2023

FY 2022 SCASDP SUMMARY FORM (*Fillable PDF version)


The Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP), a grant program designed to help small communities address air service and airfare issues, is managed by the Associate Director, Small Community Air Service Development, under the Office of Aviation Analysis.  The Essential Air Service (EAS) and SCASDP programs are separate and unique.  SCASDP’s eligibility criteria are broader and provide a grant applicant the opportunity to self-identify its air service deficiencies and propose an appropriate solution.  EAS is a direct subsidy to air carriers and serves a limited universe of eligible applicants.  Please refer to the EAS website for additional information.  SCASDP can involve, among others, revenue guarantees, financial assistance for marketing programs, start-up costs and studies.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the program or the filing of proposals should be directed to:

Brooke Chapman

Associate Director
(202) 366-0577

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