General Grant Program Information
Created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the FAA’s Airport Terminals Program (ATP) provides $5 billion in competitive grants for terminal development projects that address the aging air infrastructure at large hub airports (not more than 55 percent of grant funding), medium hub airports (not more than 15 percent), small hub airports (not more than 20 percent), and non-hub or nonprimary airports (not less than 10 percent).
These grants will fund safe, sustainable, and accessible airport terminals, on-airport rail access projects, and airport-owned airport traffic control towers. Projects may also include multimodal development.
For FY24, $1 billion has been made available to fund projects across the country. These projects improve the passenger experience at airports in communities of all sizes. These improvements aim to make it faster and easier to check bags, get through security, and find your gate, all while creating jobs and supporting local economies.
Eligible uses include upgrading, modernizing, and rebuilding airport terminals and sponsor-owned airport traffic control towers (ATCTs), including:
- Projects that bring airport facilities into compliance with regulations like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Projects that create, modify, or expand facilities to meet demonstrated demand and promote accessibility, enhance environmental sustainability to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation standards, and encourage actual and potential competition
- Projects supporting an equitable, clean energy future
- Projects that create good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union
- Projects addressing the challenges facing underserved communities and rural areas
Eligible applicants include the following:
- A public agency
- A private entity
- A state agency
- An Indian Tribe or Pueblo owning a public-use National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) airport
- The Secretary of the Interior for Midway Island airport
- The Republic of the Marshall Islands
- The Federated States of Micronesia
- The Republic of Palau
The ATP is a $5 billion grant program, distributed as approximately $1 billion annually for 5 years.
The federal cost share of ATP grants is 80 percent for large and medium hub airports and 95 percent for the remainder of airports (small hub, non-hub, and nonprimary airports).
For more information, contact the FAA Regional Airports Offices.
The Dashboard provides users with a high-level overview of relevant Federal discretionary grant programs. The information in the Dashboard is maintained as a secondary resource and may not be updated with the most recent changes to each program's primary guidance materials. Accordingly, please refer to the Federal grant-making agency for the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on a grant opportunity in the Dashboard.