Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP)
As of January 19, 2021, the Department issued an Amendment to the November 24, 2020, NOFO. Please reference both FY 2019 Orders 2020-11-5 and 2021-1-4 (linked here) for full application details and updates. The FY 2019 NOFO Amendment is in response to the December 27, 2020, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
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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