The Washington State Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for a second round of Airport Aid Grants.
This will be the last set of grants WSDOT Aviation awards for the 2009-2011 biennium, according to officials. In July 2009, WSDOT awarded $900,000 in its first round of grants to 35 state airports. Airport sponsors must submit application materials no later than April 26 to be considered for the second round of grants.
To apply, airport sponsors can fill out the online application form. Since a signature is required, sponsors will still have to print, sign and mail the form with supporting documentation. WSDOT will also continue to accept handwritten applications.
While the exact amount is yet to be determined, WSDOT anticipates awarding up to $900,000 in grants to qualifying airports. Grant award announcements will be made the week of May 24. All projects must be complete by June 30, 2011.
Each year, WSDOT provides financial assistance to many of the state’s 138 public airports through its Airport Aid Grant Program. WSDOT accepts applications from any municipality or federally recognized tribe that owns an open, public-use airport in Washington state. The maximum amount WSDOT can award to an airport sponsor for a single grant is $250,000. Since WSDOT places a high priority on pavement maintenance, it targets 65% to 75% of funding toward pavement projects.
For more information: 360-651-6303 or WSDOT.wa.gov