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Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP)


The Department issued the FY2023 (CY2024) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on June 10, 2024.  Applications are due no later than 4:00 PM EDT on July 25, 2024.  The official NOFO notice is posted at  All applications must be received via  To quickly access the opportunity enter “DOT-OST-2024-0066” in the keyword search bar on  In addition, the NOFO is posted on in Docket DOT-OST-2024-0066.

FY 2023 SCASDP NOFO (solicitation order) Issued :  June 10, 2024

FY 2023 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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