Airway Science


To assist recognized colleges and/or universities in the need for facilities and equipment for Airway Science (AWS) curriculum students.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 06/10/2005 (Program is inactive; last funded in FY 00.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants; Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment.
Program Accomplishments
Over $106,000,000 has been awarded to educational institutions since fiscal year 1982.
Public Laws 101-516 and 102-143.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions are accredited 2-year and 4- year public or nonprofit colleges or universities in the United States and its possessions. Institution must have an established FAA-recognized Airway Science Institutions (AWS) curriculum in place and available to students. The curriculum must have been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prior to grant application.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Institutions of higher education.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for institutions of higher education.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Consultation and assistance is available at the FAA/AWS office. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-110 must be used for this program by colleges or universities. This program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order No. 12372.
Application Procedure
Applications are not being solicited at this time.
Award Procedure
No new funds have been allocated for this program since FY 1993.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Grants can be made for the purchase, lease, or construction of buildings and associated facilities and for the purchase of nonexpendable instructional materials or equipment. Federal funds are not to be used for salaries, operating expenses, research and development, travel, consultant fees, indirect costs, office supplies, automobiles, aircraft, maintenance agreements, air traffic control towers, land acquisition, or printing costs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
During the project, each institution is required to prepare a Semi-Annual Narrative Project Report, not to exceed 20 double- spaced typewritten pages along with a semi-annual financial report.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records shall be retained for a period of 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
The maximum Federal share of the allowable cost of any project assisted by such grants shall not exceed 65 percent of the total cost of the project.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
No set period of time. Funds are available through monthly reimbursement procedures.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Airway Science, AHT-100, Room 515, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 267-3082.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $0; FY 03 $0; and FY 04 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
(Prior to fiscal year 1994) Up to $300,000. Average: $225,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Will be published in Federal Register. Contact Federal agency for specific date.
Examples of Funded Projects
Constructed or purchased classrooms and laboratories; purchased computer equipment, aircraft simulators and instructional aviation maintenance and electronic equipment.


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