Aviation Maintenance Technical Workforce Grant Program


The goal of the Aviation Maintenance Technical Workforce Grant Program is to support education, recruitment, and development of the aviation maintenance workforce.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Law 115-254
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-254)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
1) Accredited Higher Education Institution (20 U.S.C. 1001), Secondary school or high school (20 U.S.C. 7801) 2) State or local governmental entity 3) A holder of a certificate issued under part 21, 121, 135, or 145 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations or a labor organization representing aviation maintenance workers
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
The FAA will forward a list of potential grant recipients to the Office of Secretary of the Department of Transportation for final selection.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
From 15 to 30 days.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
In reviewing and selecting applications for assistance under this program, prior to selecting among competing applications based upon Merit Criteria that includes but limited to number of students the project potentially reaches. The Program is committed to ensuring the applications selected for projects established will allow participation from a diverse collection of public and private schools in rural, suburban, and urban areas.
How may assistance be used?
In general, assistance under this program may be used for projects that: (1) Grants awarded under this program will. (2) Establish new educational programs that teach technical skills used in aviation maintenance, including purchasing equipment or to improve existing such programs. (3) Enhance aviation maintenance technical education or aviation maintenance industry workforce. (4) To establish scholarships or apprenticeships for individuals pursuing employment in the aviation maintenance industry. (5) Support outreach about careers in the aviation maintenance industry to: primary, secondary and post-secondary school students, communities under-represented in the industry. (6) Support transition to careers in aviation maintenance; including members of the Armed Forces. (7) Support educational opportunities related to aviation maintenance in economically disadvantaged geographic areas
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503
Technical and financial records must be retained for a minimum of 3 years (or longer, depending on special situations) following completion of a grant or cooperative agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
In general, grants are awarded for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-254) allows for the annual allocation up to $5,000,000 each in grants funding under the Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program in Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2023. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Linda Long
William J. Hughes Technical Center
Atlantic City, NJ 08405 USA
Phone: 6094858902
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (for specified projects)) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 est $5,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In general, not more than $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023 is authorized to be expended to provide grants under this program. Not more than $500,000 shall be available for any 1 grant in any 1 fiscal year under this program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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