Airport Terminal Program (ATP)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
To provide competitive funds for airport terminal development projects that address aging infrastructure in America's airports, including energy efficiency upgrades and on-site rail access.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible airports include those operated by authorities, cities, territories and tribes within the national air transportation system. The first $1 billion in grants can fund projects that will replace aging facilities, improve energy efficiency and increase or improve access to passengers with disabilities and historically disadvantaged populations. Projects that relocate, reconstruct, repair or improve an airport-owned air traffic control tower are also eligible.
The program is specifically intended to support on-airport rail access, projects that increase capacity and passenger access, projects that replace aging infrastructure, improving energy efficiency of systems and plant facilities, and achieving LEED accreditation standards.
Two of the core review criteria focus on ADA accessibility improvements and benefiting historically disadvantaged communities. See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/
Criteria for FY24 applications include 1) increase capacity and passenger access; 2) replace aging infrastructure; 3) achieve ADA compliance and expand accessibility; 4) improve airport access for historically disadvantaged populations; 5) improve energy efficiency, including upgrading environmental systems, upgrading plant facilities, and achieving LEED accreditation standards; 6) improve airfield safety through terminal relocation; and 7) encourage actual and potential competition. Applicants are encouraged to submit projects that meet as many of the above criteria as possible, but do not need to meet all criteria to be considered.
Large hub airports will receive up to 55% of the total funding; medium hub airports will receive up to 15% of the total funding; and small hub airports will receive up to 20% of the total funding. At least 10% of the total funding will go to non-hub and non-primary airports. Approximately $1 billion will be available per year, for Fiscal Years 2023-2026.