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FAA Releases Guidance on Stimulus Funds

On March 3, 2009, the FAA issued guidance on the distribution of funds authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  In the Act, Congress provided $1.1 billion for distribution under the Airport Improvement Program for shovel-ready airport projects.  The FAA is treating the funds as pure discretionary, meaning that the funds are not subject to allocations and set-asides for particular use.  The FAA's Stakeholder Guidance provides critical information on the criteria and process by which airport sponsors can secure stimulus funding.