Alternative Fuel and Low-Emission Aviation Technology Program - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Alternative Fuel and Low-Emission Aviation Technology Program

Federal Agency




To provide competitive grants for eligible entities to carry out projects that produce, transport, blend, or store sustainable aviation fuel, or develop, demonstrate, or apply low-emission aviation technologies.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible recipients include state or local governments, air carriers, airport sponsors, institutions of higher education or research, entities involved with sustainable aviation fuels or low-emission aviation technologies, and non-profits with experience in sustainable aviation fuels or low-emission aviation technologies.

Decarbonization Considerations

This program could help accelerate decarbonization efforts at lmunicipally-operated airports and encourage transitions to more sustainable fuels and aircraft electrification technologies.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources:

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Funding considerations include: the proposal's ability to increase domestic production of sustainable aviation fuels or low-emission aviation technologies; the proposal's ability to decrease overall GHG emissions in the aviation sector; capacity to create new jobs and supply chain partnerships; the potential GHG emissions from sustainable aviation fuels projects; and the potential benefit of ensuring diverse feedstock supply for sustainable aviation fuels.

Other Notes

Funding breakdown includes: 1. $244,530,000 for projects relating to the production, transportation, blending, or storage of sustainable aviation fuel 2. $46,530,000 for projects relating to low-emission aviation technologies 3. $5,940,000 to fund the award of grants under this section, and oversight of the program

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Matching Funds

25% match (10% match if recipient is a small-hub or non-hub airport)