Presentation on theme: "State Grants For California Airports Gwyn Reese, Aviation Funding Specialist Caltrans - Division of Aeronautics September 2006."— Presentation transcript:
State Grants For California Airports Gwyn Reese, Aviation Funding Specialist Caltrans - Division of Aeronautics September 2006
State Funding Programs Annual Credits Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Matching Grants Acquisition and Development (A&D) Grants Airport Loan Program
Annual Credits Eligibility Cities, counties, and airport districts Cannot be a reliever or a commercial service airport Annual Certification Enables funding of Annual Grants, AIP Matching grants, and A&D grants Disbursements Requests As needed—can accrue funds for 5 years/$50,000
Annual Credits No local match required Forms will be sent this fall and expect disbursement requests received to be processed January After processing, it takes 6 to 8 weeks to receive the check from the State Controller’s Office. Application form for the Annual Credit is available online: –http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/grants- loans.phphttp://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/grants- loans.php
AIP Matching Grants Eligibility Cities, counties, and airport districts with general aviation and reliever airports. Match all AIP grants that primarily benefit general aviation. Project must be included in the current Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Application Restrictions No AIP Matching allowed prior to sponsor’s acceptance of the federal grant or if the project is started or completed prior to State allocation.
AIP Matching Grants Funding Cycle A sponsor initiates AIP Matching process by providing a copy of the ACIP to Caltrans that sponsor submits to FAA annually. CIP timeline –Fall joint letter to sponsors from FAA and Caltrans. –Spring CIP is finalized. –Only when the sponsor accepts the FAA grant can they apply for State matching grant. Application approval is based on the availability of State funds.
AIP Matching Grants Recommend combined resolution for FAA and State grant. Authorizes filing application, accepting allocation of funds, execution of grant agreement; and authorizes (name) to sign any documents required to apply for and accept these funds.
AIP Matching Rate State Matching Grants pay for 2.5% of the Federal Grant. 95% Fed, 2.37% State, 2.63% sponsor Local match for AIP is currently 5% through September FAA assurance, Section C (3) on page 4 Sponsor Fund Availability. irport_sponsor_assurances.pdf
AIP Matching Grants Current average processing time is 2 to 3 weeks. FY 05/06, 61 grants for $2.43 M. FY 06/07, 34 grant requests totaling $868,000. Application form for AIP Matching Grant is available online: –http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/grants- loans.phphttp://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/grants- loans.php
A&D Grants Eligibility Cities, counties, airport districts with general aviation, reliever, and commercial airports ALUC’s -- An airport land use commission (ALUC) can receive funding to prepare/update an airport land use compatibility plan (ALUCP).
A&D Grants Grants cannot be provided for projects that have already been completed or have started construction prior to execution of agreement. Cannot be used as local match for AIP grants. 12% of actual construction costs can be for “project services.” The 10% match cannot come from state funds such as Annual Credits or State Loans.
A&D Grants Capital Improvement Plan A sponsor initiates it’s A&D request through the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). For NPIAS airports, entry into the CIP is through the federal ACIP. Non-NPIAS airports and ALUCs apply directly to Caltrans for the CIP.
A&D Grant Process Submit application to Department: –http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/gra nts-loans.phphttp://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/gra nts-loans.php Allocation by CTC. Submit PS&E for approval to Department. Department approves contractor. Department prepares grant agreement. Progress payments can be made with 10% retention pending final inspection.
Grant Funding Revenue $7.65M per year $3M Division Support $1.49M Annual Credits $1.65M set-aside for AIP 2.5% Match rate reviewed annually by CTC $1.5M for A&D safety projects, ALUCPs, and the pending projects list
Airport Loan Program Eligibility Cities, counties, and airport districts. Most projects that benefit the airport are eligible. Local Match for AIP is eligible.
Airport Loan Program Loan Approval Considerations Economic feasibility is a major factor in the approval of loans for revenue-generating projects such as hangars and fueling facilities. Sponsor’s overall financial status is considered.
Loan Process Three to four month process. Submit complete application to Department. Department conducts public and internal hearings. Loan agreement is prepared by Department. Department of General Services reviews and approves. State Controller’s Office (SCO) prepares loan disbursement.
Loan Process Submit application to Department: –http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/gra nts-loans.phphttp://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/gra nts-loans.php First payment on loan is due one year from the date the warrant was issued by SCO. Loan terms vary from 8 to 17 years. Simple interest is charged. Loans are subject to audit.
Information Periodically, check our website for updates on Annual Credits and AIP Matching such as timing and availability of funds: and click on the “Credits, Grants, and Loan” tab.www.dot.ca.gov/aeronautics Detailed program information and forms are all on the website.
State Dollars for Your Airport State Dollars for Your Airport has been updated and is available on CD and will be on our website. This publication is for airport managers, sponsoring agencies, and ALUCs to better understand the funding programs available.
Thank you! Division of Aeronautics Homepage Aviation Funding Specialist -- Gwyn Reese Phone: Annual Credits, AIP Matching Grants, and Loans Office Chief Technical Services– Lee Provost Phone: A&D Airport Engineers – Parvin Bijani, Alan Song