Aviation Fuel Tax Program
CSFA Number: 494-60-2511
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Identification
Partial GATA Exempt. Infrastructure proj. exempt.
Agency Contact
Clayton Stambaugh
217-785-8481
Clayton.Stambaugh@illinois.gov
Short Description
The State Aviation Program Fund is created in the State Treasury. Moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purposes of administering a State Aviation Program. Subject to appropriation, the moneys shall be used for the purpose of distributing grants to units of local government to be used for airport-related purposes. Grants to units of local government from the Fund shall be distributed proportionately based on equal part enplanements, total cargo, and airport operations. With regard to enplanements that occur within a municipality with a population of over 500,000, grants shall be distributed only to the municipality.
Federal Authorization
N/A
Illinois Statue Authorization
30 ILCS 105/6z-20.1
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
N/A
Objective
All Aviation Tax Fuel funds are administered and disbursed for airport related purposes
Prime Recipient
Yes
UGA Program Terms
An airport owner/sponsor may use these funds for any purpose for which airport revenues may be lawfully used.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Applicant Eligibility
Units of local government that are public airport owners/sponsors and those airports have yearly federally-identified enplanements, total cargo, and/or airport operations. With regard to enplanements that occur within a municipality with a population of over 500,000, grants shall be distributed only to the municipality.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public airport owners/sponsors identified in the FAA National Plan of Integrated Airports System
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Subject / Service Area
Government Services
Credentials / Documentation
N/A
Preapplication Coordination
N/A
Application Procedures
A uniform GATA application, budget, and programmatic risk assessment are required within the time frame outlined in the NOFO.
Criteria Selecting Proposals
Funds are distributed strictly by formula based upon equal parts enplanements, total cargo, and airport operations as identified by the FAA on a yearly basis
Award Procedures
Amounts are formulated based upon aviation fuel taxes collected from the previous fiscal year, as identified by the Illinois Department of Revenue. This sum is then proportioned to each eligible airport equal parts enplanements, total cargo, and airport operations as identified by the FAA for that previous fiscal year.
Deadlines
Fiscal Year End
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
N/A
Appeals
N/A
Renewals
N/A
Formula Matching Requirements
Formula based upon equal parts enplanements, total cargo, and airport operations
Uses and Restrictions
An airport owner/sponsor may use these funds for any purpose for which airport revenues may be lawfully used. Grant recipients should follow the FAA’s Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenues (“Revenue Use Policy”), 64 Federal Register 7696 (64 FR 7696), as amended by 79 Federal Register 66282 (79 FR 66282). The Revenue Use Policy document defines permitted and prohibited uses of airport revenue. In addition to the detailed guidance in the Revenue Use Policy, the funds may not be used for any purpose not related to the airport. For grants to a unit of government other than a municipality with a population of more than 500,000, "airport-related purposes" means the capital or operating costs of: (1) an airport; (2) a local airport system; or (3) any other local facility that is owned or operated by the person or entity that owns or operates the airport that is directly and substantially related to the air transportation of passengers or property as provided in 49 U.S.C. 47133, including (i) the replacement of sound-reducing windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program and (ii) in-home air quality monitoring testing in residences in which windows or doors were installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program. For grants to a municipality with a population of more than 500,000, "airport-related purposes" means the capital costs of: (1) an airport; (2) a local airport system; or (3) any other local facility that (i) is owned or operated by a person or entity that owns or operates an airport and (ii) is directly and substantially related to the air transportation of passengers or property, as provided in 49 U.S.C. 47133. For grants to a municipality with a population of more than 500,000, "airport-related purposes" also means costs, including administrative costs, associated with the replacement of sound-reducing windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program. In each State fiscal year, the first $7,500,000 attributable to a municipality with a population of more than 500,000, as provided in subsection (a) of this Section, shall be transferred to the Sound-Reducing Windows and Doors Replacement Fund, a special fund created in the State Treasury. Subject to appropriation, the moneys in the Fund shall be used for costs, including administrative costs, associated with the replacement of sound-reducing windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program. Any amounts attributable to a municipality with a population of more than 500,000 in excess of $7,500,000 in each State fiscal year shall be distributed among the airports in that municipality based on the same formula as prescribed in subsection (a) to be used for airport-related purposes.
Reports
Quarterly BOBS 2832 reports are required. A final BOBS 2832 must also be submitted after all funds have been exhausted. The Grantee will be responsible for reasonable and customary documentation for payroll, operational, and debt service costs
Audits
Recipient sponsor's records are required to be made available for inspection by IDOT, OEIG, and any other auditing state agency.
Records
The Grantee must retain complete records to support all grant payments.
Account Identification
State Aviation Program Fund - 928-49460-1900-0000
Obligations
N/A
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$450-$3,000,000 Average = $20,000
Program Accomplishments
Not Fully Implemented
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
N/A
Regional or Local Assistance Location
1 Langhorne Bond Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
Headquarters Office
1 Langhorne Bond Drive, Springfield, IL 62707
Program Website
N/A
Example Projects
N/A
Published Date
10/22/2021
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $6,541,552
FY 2021 : $5,058,531
FY 2022 : $9,828,447
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details22-2511-01Not ApplicableGeneral announcement open for a period of time with no specific due dates for applications.
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
23-2511-39306Greater Rockford Airport Authority07/01/201906/30/20242,748,501
22-2511-31513-A1DuPage Airport Authority07/01/201907/01/2024404,952
24-2511-47888Southern Illinois Airport Authority07/01/202306/30/2028404,363
DuPage Airport Authority07/01/202306/30/2028377,740
23-2511-38028-A1JOLIET REGIONAL PORT DISTRICT07/01/201907/01/2024348,071