Second round of airport grant applications now being accepted

OLYMPIA – It's time for airports to submit their applications for the second round of 2023-2025 Airport Aid Grant Program. The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division anticipates awarding $2 million in funding.

Airports can only apply for projects previously submitted through the Statewide Capital Improvement Program (SCIP). 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 (PDF 3.2MB) and airport aid application checklist (PDF 527KB). WSDOT requires airport aid grant assurances (PDF 96KB) be submitted with the application package.

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

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 (PDF 935KB).

WSDOT will start announcing grant award decisions after June 1, 2024.

The next grant cycle begins July 2025.

For more information, visit WSDOT Aviation's SCIP or Airport Aid Grant Program page. For further questions, contact Eric Johnson, WSDOT Aviation Deputy Director, at or 360-708-8970.

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