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FAA Contract Tower Competitive Grant Program; FY 2023 Funding Opportunity

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Grant Program

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, DOT Federal Aviation Administration

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Description of Opportunity:

The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), announces the opportunity to apply for $20 million in FY 2023 Airport Infrastructure Grant funds for the FAA Contract Tower (FCT) Competitive Grant Program, made available under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA), Pub. L. 117-58, herein referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The purpose of the FCT Competitive Grant Program is to make annual grants available to eligible airports for airport-owned airport traffic control tower (ATCT) projects that address the aging infrastructure of the nation's airports. The FAA will consider ATCT projects that sustain, construct, repair, improve, rehabilitate, modernize, replace, or relocate nonapproach control towers; acquire and install air traffic control, communications, and related equipment to be used in those towers; or construct a remote tower certified by the FAA including acquisition and installation of air traffic control, communications, or related equipment.


Eligible applicants are those airport sponsors approved in the FAA's contract tower program or contract tower cost share program as defined in 49 U.S.C. 47124, and normally eligible for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary grants as defined in 49 U.S.C. 47115. The eligible applicants include a public agency, private entity, state agency, 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, and the Republic of Palau.

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Airport sponsors that want to be considered for FY 2023 FCT Competitive Grant Program funding must submit applications that meet the requirements of this NOFO by December 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Full Application Deadline:

Dec 6, 2022

Agency Contact:

Robin K. Hunt, Manager, BIL Implementation Team, FAA Office of Airports, at (202)267-3263 or our FAA BIL email address:

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