Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP)
On July 27, 2021, the Department issued the Small Community Air Service Development Program grant Selection Order. DOT selected 22 applications from 22 states, totaling nearly $18 million in federal grant assistance.
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.
Questions regarding the program or the filing of proposals should be directed to:
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