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Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

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Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

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Projects must be listed on the CIP in order to be eligible for funding, although placing a project in the CIP does not guarantee funding.  For CIP updates this season, we have a new process, which includes a new online internet based program called Airport System Manager (ASM).  With ASM, Airport Sponsors will update their CIP’s directly into our system.  On or before October 15, 2013, Airport Sponsors should have their updated CIP’s entered into the system.  Airport Sponsors will be receiving an email sometime in August of 2013, with instructions on how to use the new online CIP system, and with a user name and password to access the system. 

The Capital Improvement Program 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. Ninety-Seven 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 5 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 5 year CIP with changes.
    • Include month and year of anticipated project. This will allow MnDOT to identify fiscal year.

Find Out if You Have a Grant Offer for State
Fiscal Year 2019

The Green List will indicate if you have a grant offer for State Fiscal Year 2019. Click
on the link below to view the Green List. The Green List will show all projects on your
CIP, and projects that are being offered projects will be highlighted in green. If you
have a grant offer for a project, you should have also been notified by email or letter.
If you have a grant offer for a project, you should notify your representative from the
Airport Development Section by June 30th, to let them know you wish to pursue a
grant for the project. You then will need to submit a grant request by October 15th.

We are not permitted to reimburse you with State Airport Funds for any work
completed prior to a State Grant Contract being fully executed. So if you want a
project to be eligible for reimbursement, do not authorize work to begin until a
Grant Contract is executed
Follow this link to view the Green List (PDF, 65B)

CIP Preparation Resources

Below are links to resources that may help you prepare to update your CIP. If you have questions call the regional team member for your airport.

  1. Link to the NEW ASM Online CIP System - (Please use Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9. This app will not work in Internet Explorer 10 or Chrome.)
  2. Navigating ASM – A Sponsor Tutorial (PDF, 3.06 MB)
  3. Commonly Encountered PROBLEMS with the ASM online CIP Program (PDF, 1.68 MB)
  4. ASM – Definitions of ASM’s Project Status (PDF, 103 KB)
  5. CIP Update Request Letter (PDF, 53 KB)
  6. Copy of your CIP Report
  7. Fiscal Year Calendar (PDF, 7 KB)
  8. Sketch of your Airport
  9. State Project Time Line (PDF, 8 KB)
  10. List of Airports with Engineering Service Regions 
  11. Potential Airport Projects Work Sheet (PDF, 15 KB)
  12. CIP Guide, "Shaping Your Airport's Future" (PDF, 1.24 MB)
  13. Forms

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

Full State-Wide CIP - SFY 2015 (PDF, 301 KB)
Full State-Wide CIP - SFY 2016 (PDF, 367 KB)
Full State-Wide CIP - SFY 2017 (PDF, 425 KB)
Full State-Wide CIP - SFY 2018 (PDF, 499 KB)

Accuracy of Report

This report is the last report generated under the old CIP system, and reflects a snapshot of the State Wide Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Public Airports in Minnesota as of December 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 published on this web site.  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 (below).
  • Federal FY - Determined by MnDOT based on estimated construction start date (below).
  • 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.