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WSDOT announces new round of Airport Aid grant applications

by Staff report
| March 30, 2024 1:47 PM

OLYMPIA — It's time for airports to submit their applications for the second round of the 2023-2025 Airport Aid Grant Program, according to a recent announcement from the Washington State Department of Transportation. WSDOT’s Aviation Division anticipates awarding $2 million in funding.

Airports can only apply for projects previously submitted through the Statewide Capital Improvement Program, the statement said. The SCIP is an unconstrained prioritized list of projects entered by Washington's 132 public-use airports that captures project requirements for airports to address individual airport needs.

To apply, airports can fill out the online application at bit.ly/AirportGrantApplication and view the airport aid application checklist at bit.ly/AirportGrantChecklist. WSDOT requires that airport aid grant assurances be submitted with the application package, the statement said.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 19. Qualifying projects should be targeted for completion by June 30, 2025. Eligible projects may include work beginning after June 1, 2024.

According to the announcement, WSDOT will prioritize applications based on the SCIP project scores. WSDOT will start announcing grant award decisions after June 1, 2024, and the next grant cycle will begin in July 2025.

For more information, visit the WSDOT website’s Aviation's SCIP or Airport Aid Grant Program pages.