US Department of Transportation / Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket # FAA-2022-1326] 

The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), announces the opportunity to apply for $20 million in FY 2023 Airport Infrastructure Grant funds for the FAA Contract Tower (FCT) Competitive Grant Program, made available under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA), Pub. L. 117-58, herein referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The purpose of the FCT Competitive Grant Program is to make annual grants available to eligible airports for airport / owned airport traffic control tower (ATCT) projects that address the aging infrastructure of the nation’s airports.

In addition, the FCT Competitive Grant Program will align with DOT’s Strategic Framework FY2022-2026 at www.transportation.gov/administrations/office-policy/fy2022- 2026-strategic-framework. The FY 2023 FCT Competitive Grant Program will be implemented consistent with law and in alignment with the priorities in Executive Order 14052, Implementation of the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (86 FR 64355), which are to invest efficiently and equitably, promote the competitiveness of the U.S. economy, improve job opportunities by focusing on high labor standards, strengthen infrastructure resilience to all hazards, including climate change, and to effectively coordinate with State, local, Tribal, and territorial government partners.

Airports that submitted projects under the FY 2023 Airport Terminal Program NOFO (87 FR 58897), that meet the eligibility requirements outlined in C.1., do not need to resubmit under this NOFO.

DATES: Airport sponsors that wish to be considered for FY 2023 FCT Competitive Grant Program funding should submit an application that meets the requirements of this NOFO as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 pm Eastern time, December 6, 2022.