Aviation

Iowa Commercial Aviation Infrastructure fund


The Iowa Commercial Aviation Infrastructure Fund (ICAIF) being administered by the Iowa DOT is made possible with allocations through Federal American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery Funds. A total of $100M is being offered through reimbursable grants to the eight public-owned commercial service airports in Iowa as identified in the 2020 Iowa Aviation System Plan. This programming provides vital funding for vertical infrastructure projects necessary to support and grow Iowa’s economy.

Commercial airports may apply for funding based on formula, with 10% split evenly between the eight commercial service airports in Iowa, and the additional amount allocated based on 2019 passenger enplanements. There is no local match requirement, but local funds are encouraged to leverage projects. If any airports choose not to apply, its allocated total will be redistributed to the other airports using the same program allocation formula.

Commercial Airport Formula Distributions

(10% split evenly with the rest based on 2019 enplanements)
Airport 10% of Funds Enplanements % of
Enplanements
90% -
Enplanements
Total
Des Moines $1,250,000 1,427,035 63.93% $57,533,949 $58,783,949
Dubuque $1,250,000 38,036 1.70% $1,533,502 $2,783,502
Eastern Iowa
(Cedar Rapids)
$1,250,000 672,193 30.11% $27,100,890 $28,350,890
Fort Dodge $1,250,000 8,328 0.37% $335,761 $1,585,761
Mason City $1,250,000 8,056 0.36% $324,795 $1,574,795
Sioux City $1,250,000 47,116 2.11% $1,899,582 $3,149,582
Southeast Iowa
(Burlington)
$1,250,000 8,035 0.36% $323,948 $1,573,948
Waterloo $1,250,000 23,503 1.05% $947,573 $2,197,573
Total $10,000,000 2,232,302 100.00% $90,000,000 $100,000,000


Program Timeline

Application period: March 16 - May 25, 2022

Informational webinar: March 29, 2022

Reallocation of unused funds (if any- see notes below): May 31, 2022

Funds awarded:
June 1, 2022

Funds obligated: No later than December 15, 2023

Reimbursement claims submitted: No later than June 30, 2026

Commercial Airports in Iowa

Additional Resources


Commercial airports are critical to the movement of people and goods and support major employers, economic development and quality of life for Iowa citizens. For more information on aviation in Iowa, visit www.iowadot.gov/aviation.

Contact: Tim McClung 515-239-1689
Email: tim.mcclung@iowadot.us