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WSDOT accepting applications for new round of airport grants

The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division’s yearly Statewide Capital Improvement Plan (SCIP) 2018 and 2019 – 2023 project lists are available on the WSDOT Aviation Division website.

The SCIP is an unconstrained prioritized list of projects entered by Washington state’s 136 public-use airports. This list captures project requirements for airports to address individual airport needs and allows airports to see what projects are eligible.

WSDOT Aviation Division is currently accepting the second round of 2017-2019 Airport Aid Grant Program applications and anticipates awarding $1.2 million in funding. Airports can only apply for projects included in the SCIP.

Airports should continue their CIP planning throughout the year to prepare for the next SCIP submission window Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2018.

To apply, airports can fill out the online application and airport aid application checklist. WSDOT Aviation Division requires airport aid grant assurances be submitted with the application package.

Ten additional points toward SCIP project scores will be awarded to projects that directly incorporate carbon reduction measures. Information on carbon reduction can be found in Governor Inslee’s Executive Order 18-01 and RCW 70.235.

Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 20. Qualifying projects should be targeted for completion by June 30, 2019. Eligible projects may include work beginning after May 1, 2018.

WSDOT will prioritize applications based on the SCIP project scores. Guidance and information regarding scoring is provided online in the WSDOT Airport Aid Grant Procedures Manual – March 2018.

WSDOT Aviation Division will start announcing grant award decisions the week of May 21, 2018.

The next grant cycle begins July 2019.

For further questions or information, contact Eric Johnson, WSDOT Airport Construction and Grants Program Manager, at 360-848-7115 or John MacArthur, WSDOT Aviation Planner, at 360-596-8954.

More Information:
Statewide Capital Improvement Program: http://wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/Grants/SCIP.htm
Airport Aid Grant Program: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/Grants/default.htm