California Department of Transportation

Physical Address:
Department of Transportation
Division of Aeronautics
1120 N Street, Room 3300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
Department of Transportation
Division of Aeronautics,
MS 40 P. O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

Shipping Address:
1415 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information:
Fax - 916.653.9531



Grants & Loans - Financial Assistance

The Division administers three state-aid programs for airports. The sole funding source for these grants is excise fuel tax revenues on general aviation (GA) gasoline (18¢ per gallon) and for GA jet fuel (2¢ per gallon).

  • Airport Improvement Program (AIP) matching funds assist GA airports in meeting the local match for federal AIP grants. Effective May 24, 2012 the state grant is 5.0% of the federal AIP grant amount. Eligible projects must benefit GA and be included in the Capital Improvement Program.
  • The Annual Credit provides a $10,000 per year entitlement to eligible publicly-owned, public-use airports for expenditure at the sponsor’s discretion.
  • Acquisition and Development grants are for eligible projects subject to programming and allocation by the California Transportation Commission. An airport land use commission can receive funding to either prepare or update an Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.

Aeronautics Program Funding Authority
For more information, contact:

Shannon Montano, Grants and Loans Specialist
Phone: 916-654-4718


Last Updated: June 16, 2017