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A new version of Airport IQ System Manager is now available.

Capital Improvement Program

Projects must be listed on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in order to be eligible for funding, although placing a project in the CIP does not guarantee funding. Projects must be entered in the online internet-based program called Airport IQ System Manager (ASM). On or before Oct. 15, airport sponsors should have their updated CIPs entered into the system. If your airport does not have access to the software, reach out to your regional engineer for instructions on how to use the online CIP system, and with a user name and password to access the system. 

The CIP is used to plan and program for the construction of projects that will develop and preserve the publicly owned system of Minnesota airports. There are 135 publicly owned airports in Minnesota. Currently, 97 airports qualify for federal funding. Eligible projects include planning, land acquisition, paving, lighting, navigational aids, obstruction removal, equipment purchase, fencing, noise mitigation, and other needs. Each year more projects are identified than are funded. The CIP update cycle begins with the annual collection of data from each airport sponsor regarding capital improvement projects they plan to deliver within the next five years. These projects are then prioritized statewide for state and federal funding.

MnDOT activities

  • Solicit CIP update information from airport sponsors.
  • Review the submitted plan to assure funding eligibility, realistic cost estimate, and reasonable implementation time line.
  • Maintain the statewide CIP data base.
  • Coordinate with the FAA for federally-eligible airports.
  • Prioritize projects within available funding.

Update your CIP

All projects must submit a five-year CIP with changes that include the month and year of the anticipated project. This will allow us to identify the fiscal year.

CIP preparation resources

If you have questions call the regional team member for your airport.

Programming a federal project

When the sponsor determines that they intend to apply for a federal grant for a project included in the ACIP, the next step is to program the project. The Minneapolis ADO - Web Resources page contains information necessary for programming a federal project. Sponsors must submit two copies of federal programming forms to MnDOT, Office of Aeronautics. These forms must be received by January 15 for the year funds are sought for the project.

CIP report

Accuracy of report

This report is the last report generated under the old CIP system, and reflects a snapshot of the statewide CIP for Public Airports in Minnesota as of Dec. 10, 2012. Changes to the new CIP, will only be viewable through the online ASM portal, until sometime in early calendar year 2014, when static reports will be run and be published on this website. Although listing a project in the CIP is the first step toward funding, that funding is not guaranteed for the projects listed. Each year more projects are identified than are funded.

Column definitions

  • State FY: Determined by MnDOT based on estimated construction start date.
  • Federal FY: Determined by MnDOT based on estimated construction start date.
  • Description: A brief description of the work items to be included in the project.
  • Funding Rates: The rate at which the different funding agencies can participate financially in the project. (FAA) Federal funds may be provided at 90% of the project cost. (St) State funds may be provided at 80%, 70%, 66%, or 50%, depending on the airport classification and the type of project. (Mun) Municipal or Airport Sponsor funds make up the remainder of the funds needed for the project.
  • Project Cost: The total estimated cost of the project including construction, engineering and administration.
  • FAA Funding: The dollar value of FAA funds estimated to be requested for the project.
  • State Funding: The dollar value of State funds estimated to be requested for the project.
  • Local Funding: The dollar value of Municipal or Airport Sponsor funds estimated to be needed for the project.
  • Other Programs: Hangar Loan, Navigational Aids, etc.
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: Anticipated construction start date given by the airport.