ACI-NA Webinar Explaining AIP

Background Information

AIP provides federal grants to airports for airport development and planning. Along with bonds and Passenger Facility Charges (PFC), AIP is one of the three essential funding sources for airport capital development. AIP grants, often referred to as federal grants, are primarily funded by the taxes and fees paid by passengers, general aviation and cargo shippers.

The AIP regulations require that the FAA's Office of Airports distribute entitlement and discretionary grants to airports, following the submission of documentation on the proposed use of the grant. The program currently distributes about $3.35 billion per year. Entitlement fund is distributed by a formula, based on an airport's passenger and cargo traffic. Discretionary funds are handed out based on national priorities.

This webinar will feature how FAA allocates entitlement and discretionary funds on an annual basis and provide background for policy considerations on how to enhance the AIP program in the next round of FAA Reauthorization.

Date: Thursday, March 20th

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST (i.e. 12noon-1pm CST, 11am-12noon MST, 10-11am PST)

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  • Annie Russo, Senior Director, Government and Political Affairs


  • Matt Cornelius, Managing Director, Air Policy
  • Liying Gu, Managing Director, Finance and Research

Important Instructions for Participants

Logging in: To join the meeting click on the link below and enter your full name and company in the Guest field:

You do not need to pre-register, just click on the link the day of the webinar and sign in. Because there is no pre-registration you must enter your full name and organization in the "guest" field so we can track participation. The webinar is for ACI-NA members only.

Audio: Once you are logged in, a dialog box will appear with two audio options. The first option allows you to input your phone number and the webinar will call your phone (a direct line or cell phone number is required). If you select the second option, the webinar will give you a conference call number and participant passcode for you to dial. The dial-in number will only be made available after you login. 

Participation Limits: There is an upper limit of 150 participants. Therefore if multiple folks from your organization plan to view the webinar, it would be helpful if you share a computer when possible. If you do share a computer, please send me ( an email with the names of the other participants who did not log in independently. If we reach the 150 person limit and you are not able to log in, you will be able to view a recording of the webinar later.

Recording: The webinar will be recorded, and presentations if any will be made available for viewing after the webinar. A link to the recording will be emailed to ACI-NA members as well as posted on the Finance Committee website. 


Eligible for CPE Credits!

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn One CPE credit by participating in this upcoming webinar! All members who wish to receive CPE credits must login online with your full name and company so your participation can be confirmed. During the webinar we will post a link to the necessary CPE form (which is a requirement by NASBA). You only need to fill out the form if you want to receive the CPE credits.  

This notice has been distributed to the Finance Committee