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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 Aeronautics Board increased flexibility when dispursing discretionary grant dollars into the Colorado Airport System.
The Colorado Discretionary Aviation Grant Program (CDAG) is now managed using a web-based information management system (WIMS). If you are an airport manager or sponsor who is registered for WIMS, please click on the WIMS logo to access the portal. If you would like more information on how to become registered on WIMS, or how to apply for a grant, please call 303-512-5250.
Historical Grant Reports