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Fueling Aviation’s Sustainable Transition (FAST)

Federal Agency


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


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

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

SAF achieves at least a 50% lifecycle greenhouse gas remissions reduction in comparison with petroleum-based jet fuel. This program could help accelerate decarbonization efforts at municipally-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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Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

December 4, 2023

Funding Available

$244,530,000 for FAST-SAF; $46,530,000 for FAST-Tech

Max Award Amount

Up to $300,000 for FAST-SAF Tier 1, $20,000,000 for FAST-SAF Tier 2, and $10,000,000 for FAST-Tech

Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

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

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