Long Beach, CA
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File #: 12-0104    Version: 1 Name: LBA - Airport Improvement Program grants D5
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/19/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/7/2012 Final action: 2/7/2012
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to submit applications for Airport Improvement Program Grant(s) for Fiscal Year 2012 to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for funding of the following projects: runway safety area improvements at the southeast end of Runway 12-30, reconstruction of Taxiway D north of Runway 7L-25R, and improvements to the access to Taxiways E and F, Phase 2; and to accept such grant(s), execute grant documents, and amend grant documents and grant amounts from the FAA for entitlement and discretionary funds. (District 5)
Sponsors: Long Beach Airport
Indexes: Grant
Attachments: 1. 02-07-12-R-25sr.pdf
Related files: 11-0117, 10-0231, 13-0282, 13-0930, 32740_000
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to submit applications for Airport Improvement Program Grant(s) for Fiscal Year 2012 to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for funding of the following projects: runway safety area improvements at the southeast end of Runway 12-30, reconstruction of Taxiway D north of Runway 7L-25R, and improvements to the access to Taxiways E and F, Phase 2; and to accept such grant(s), execute grant documents, and amend grant documents and grant amounts from the FAA for entitlement and discretionary funds. (District 5)

DISCUSSION
The Long Beach Airport (Airport) receives grant funds annually from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Entitlement funds are the portion of the AIP funds allocated to the Airport based on the number of passengers enplaned, and are calculated by the FAA using a set formula. Discretionary funds are the portion of AIP funds that are allocated to airports based on need and national priority, as determined by the FAA. Each year, the Airport submits a grant application for entitlement and discretionary funds from the AIP to pay for major airport infrastructure rehabilitation and improvements.
The FAA has recently alerted Long Beach Airport staff that Fiscal Year 2012 grant funds will most likely be dispersed in multiple grants, as done in the past three years, with only a percentage of the entitlement funds released in the second or third quarter. While there is a chance that these initial funds released will be the only funds released this year, FAA staff is hopeful that the remainder of entitlement funds, and potential discretionary funds, will be made available later this summer. Therefore, the Airport is anticipating processing multiple grants this fiscal year.
The projects anticipated to be funded by this year’s grants include Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements at the Southeast End of Runway 12-30, Reconstruction of Taxiway D North of Runway 7L-...

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