On December 16th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced their first-year airport funding amounts from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This funding, for which airports can submit proposals to the FAA imminently, is broken out by state and individual airports. Their announcement prioritizes “projects that increase airport safety, equity and sustainability” and outlines “runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects” as the primary destinations for these funds.

The FAA also provides actionable items for businesses who want to participate in these funding opportunities, including registering with the System for Award Management, guides on how to find and win contracts, lessons about FAA acquisition policies and guidance, and policies that increase reliance on domestic suppliers. Each and all of these resources can help ACPA members be first in line on forthcoming projects that move airport infrastructure forward.