Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0231    Version: 1 Name: LBA-Air Carrier Ramp D5
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/18/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/2/2010 Final action: 3/2/2010
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to submit an application for Airport Improvement Program Grant(s) for Fiscal Year 2010 to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the Phase 2 Improvements to the Air Carrier Ramp, Improvements to Taxiway G East of Runway 12-30, and Runway 7L-25R Runway Safety Area Improvements; and accept such grant(s), execute and amend grant documents and amounts from the FAA for entitlement and discretionary funds. (District 5)
Sponsors: Long Beach Airport
Indexes: Grant
Attachments: 1. 030210-R-27sr.pdf
Related files: 12-0535, 12-0104, 10-1095, 13-0930, 32736_001, 32736_000
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Recommendation to authorize City Manager to submit an application for Airport Improvement Program Grant(s) for Fiscal Year 2010 to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the Phase 2 Improvements to the Air Carrier Ramp, Improvements to Taxiway G East of Runway 12-30, and Runway 7L-25R Runway Safety Area Improvements; and accept such grant(s), execute and amend grant documents and amounts from the FAA for entitlement and discretionary funds. (District 5)

DISCUSSION

The Long Beach Airport receives grant funds annually from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AlP). Entitlement funds are the portion of the AlP 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 AlP 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 AlP to pay for major airport infrastructure rehabilitation and improvements.

The FAA has recently alerted Long Beach Airport staff that 50 percent of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 entitlement funds will be released early this year. To receive the funds under the first release, the sponsor must submit a grant application and process the grant offer no later than March 16, 2010. While there is a chance that the 50 percent will be the only funds released this year, FAA staff are hopeful that the remainder of entitlement funds, and potentially discretionary funds, will be made available later this summer.
Therefore, the Airport is anticipating processing multiple grants this fiscal year.

The projects that are anticipated to be funded by this year's grant include the Phase 2 Improvements to the Air Carrier Ramp, Improvements to Taxiway G East of Runway 1230, and Runway 7L-25R Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements. Phase 2 of the Air Carrier Ramp Improve...

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