General Grant Program Information
FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Program provides funding for proposals that generate and increase interest and prepare students to pursue aviation maintenance careers.
Only projects that fall into one or more of the below categories will be eligible for award:
- Projects that establish new educational programs that teach technical skills used in aviation maintenance, including purchasing equipment, or to improve existing programs;
- Projects that establish scholarships or apprenticeships for individuals pursuing employment in the aviation maintenance industry;
- Projects that support outreach about careers in the aviation maintenance industry to:
- Primary, secondary, and post-secondary school students; or
- Communities underrepresented in the industry;
- Projects that support educational opportunities related to aviation maintenance in economically disadvantaged geographic areas;
- Projects that support transition to careers in aviation maintenance, including for members of the Armed Forces; or
- Projects that otherwise enhance aviation maintenance technical education or the aviation maintenance industry workforce.
Eligible applicants include:
- A holder of a certificate issued under 14 CFR parts 21, 121, 135, or 145, or a labor organization representing aviation maintenance workers;
- An accredited institution of higher education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 [20 U.S.C. 1001]) or a high school or secondary school (as defined in section 7801 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801); or
- A State or local governmental entity.
The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Program provides $5 million annually, with individual awards ranging from $25,000 to $500,000 per grant.
There is no cost-sharing or matching requirement for this grant.
For more information, please contact AWD-Grants@faa.gov.
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