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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.  Projects must be entered in the online internet based program called Airport System Manager (ASM). On or before October 15 Airport Sponsors should have their updated CIP’s 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 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 Been Allocated Funding for a
State Fiscal Year Grant

The Green List will indicate if you have been allocated funding for a State Fiscal Year
2020 Grant. Click on the link below to view the Green List. The Green List shows all
projects that were in the MnDOT Aero CIP program on February 1st of 2019. Projects
with a priority score higher than the cutoff score are highlighted in green and are
allocated for funding. If you have one or more projects allocated, you should notify
your Representative from the Airport Development Section by August 31st, and indicate
whether you do or do not wish to pursue a grant for the project. If you do wish to
pursue the grant, then you should submit a grant request letter by September 30th.
If we don’t hear from you, we may remove your project from consideration.

No equipment requests on this list are green. That is because Jenny Bahneman has
a separate method for picking which equipment requests will be offered a grant opportunity.
Jenny will be in contact with you with more details.

We are not permitted to reimburse you with State Airport Funds for any work
completed prior to MnDOT receiving a grant request from you or prior to funds being
encumbered. So if you want a project to be eligible for reimbursement, do not authorize
work to begin until you have received notification that funding has been encumbered.
Notification that funds have been encumbered DOES NOT mean funding is committed. Only
a fully executed State Grant Contract is a commitment of funding.

Follow this link to view the Green List 2020 (PDF, 110 KB)

Follow this link to view the Green List 2021 (PDF, 132 KB)

Follow this link to view the Green List 2022 (PDF, 203 KB)

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
  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. Copy of your CIP Report
  6. Sketch of your Airport
  7. List of Airports with Engineering Service Regions 
  8. Potential Airport Projects Work Sheet (PDF, 15 KB)
  9. 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)
Full State-Wide CIP - SFY 2019 (PDF, 473 KB)
Full State-Wide CIP - SFY 2020 (PDF, 495 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.