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 - State AIP Matching Grant

Before applying for an Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Matching Grant, the project must be included in the most recently adopted, Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Projects not included in the current CIP are ineligible for State funding as cited in the California Code of Regulations Title 21, Division 2.5, Chapter 4 Article 3 Section 4062.1. Additionally, per section 4059, projects that have started or have been completed prior to State allocation, are ineligible.

The current CIP can be viewed at:

Effective May 24, 2012, the State AIP Match Rate has been set at 5.0 percent of the federal grant. Once a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) AIP Grant has been executed, the sponsoring agency may apply to the State for an AIP matching grant.  Grants are processed in the order received and awarded until all funds are exhausted.  Depending upon the number of grant applications received, processing time can range between 2 to 3 weeks.

Please allow adequate processing time before issuing a notice to proceed date to the contractor.

Pursuant to Public Utilities Code, sections 21681-21684 and Section 4067 of the California Aid to Airports Program (CAAP) Regulations, the AIP Matching application package must include:

  • Completed State Matching Grant application for FAA AIP                (Form DOA-0012 (State AIP Matching Application – Rev. 12-2018))
  • Completed CAAP Certification (Form DOA-0007 (CAAP Certification))
  • Local government approval (resolution or minute order) as described in CAAP Regulations, section 4067 (Sample Resolution)
  • FAA grant agreement with FAA and sponsor signatures
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documentation (Note: National Environmental Policy Act clearance does not satisfy CEQA requirements).
  • Sketch of project location and dimensions

Submit your application and documentation to:

California Department of Transportation
Division of Aeronautics – MS 40
P.O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001
For more information, contact:

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

Last Updated: January 4, 2019