Discretionary Aviation Grant Program
Since legislation in 1991 channeled aviation fuel taxes to "aviation purposes", the CDOT - Division of Aeronautics has reimbursed 65% of those taxes back into the airports - of - origin in the form of regular entitlement funds. At the same time, the Colorado Aeronautical Board began conducting the Colorado Discretionary Grant Program, utilizing the remaining 35% of tax revenues to serve the maintenance, capital equipment, and developmental needs of Colorado’s 79 public-use airports.
In June of 2003, new legislation was signed into law by Governor Bill Owens. Senate Bill 49 continuously appropriates fuel tax dollars into the Colorado Aviation Fund. This legislation gives the Colorado Aeronautical Board increased flexibility when dispursing discretionary grant dollars into the Colorado Airport System.
The Division of Aeron aeronautics is now accepting applications for the calendar year 2013 Education Grants. Attached you will find the guidelines for the Aviation Education Grant guidelines. If you plan to submit a request for an education grant then please refer to the guidelines document. The guidelines document outlines the criteria that the Board will use to evaluate the grant submittals.
DOWNLOAD: Aviation Education Grant Guidelines (PDF, 71 KB)
This year all education requests are competing for $400,000. All submittals must be done our "WIMS" system. If you do not have an account then please contact our office at 303 512-5250 and you will be set up with a discrete account.
If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Aeronautics. The staff will initially evaluate your request using the attached criteria. We will discuss your request with you and tell you if we will recommend it to the Aeronautical Board for approval. The staff does not make the decision so even if your request is not recommended for approval, the Board will review it and you will have the opportunity to go before the Board at the October meeting.