DOT Announces 2012 Small Community Air Service Development Grant Recipients

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued its order awarding Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASD) grants to 33 communities totaling $13,900,000. 

The SCASD program was originally established under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Center (AIR-21) and reauthorized under the Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act.  Appropriations are provided for the program pursuant to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-95).

SCASD allows DOT to issue grants to a community or consortia of communities in order to provide revenue guarantees or other risk abatements for air service at an underserved airport for up to three years, attract new service or additional service to alleviate above average airfares, or provide other services such as marketing and promotion to make air service more attractive to potential air carriers.

ACI-NA member airports receiving 2012 grants include Asheville (NC), $300,000; Burlington (VT), $450,000; Kalispell (MT), $200,000; Newport News (VA), $950,000; Punta Gorda (FL), $140,000; Saint Augustine (FL), $250,000; Sarasota/Bradenton (FL), $500,000; Springfield (IL), $250,000 and Topeka (KS), $950,000.

Other airport recipients include Arcata/Eureka (CA), $750,000; Block Island (RI), $900,000; Butte (MT), $150,000; Casper (WY), $100,000; Corpus Christi (TX), $300,000; Fayetteville (AR), $950,000; Los Alamos (NM) $272,000; Medford (OR) $150,000; Ogden (UT), $200,000; Pendleton (OR) $50,000; Redmond (OR) $500,000; Rochester (MN) $500,000; Saint George (UT) $550,000; Santa Maria (CA) $490,000; Sioux City (IA), $160,000; Telluride (CO), $500,000; Tupelo (MS), $75,000; Twin Falls (ID), $500,000; Walla Walla (WA), $250,000; Williamsport (PA), $500,000 and Youngstown (OH), $780,000.

Please contact ACI-NA’s Paul Eubanks