NH Airport Improvement Program (AIP) & Airport Improvement Maintenance Program (AIM)

The public-use airports in New Hampshire provide the state's citizens and visitors with an economic and reliable method of transporting goods and people within the state as well as throughout the nation and the world. The New Hampshire Airport Improvement Program AIP) and the New Hampshire Airport Improvement Maintenance Program (AIM) support the state's goals of preserving and enhancing the state's aviation system by providing funding assistance to eligible airports for airport projects that focus on state objectives of airport safety, airspace access, economic development, and airport capacity.

New Hampshire Airport Improvement Program (AIP)

The NH AIP Program provides grants to public agencies — and, in some cases, to private owners and entities — for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). See the AIP Glossary for a description of AIP-related terms.

New Hampshire Airport Improvement Maintenance (AIM) Program

The NH AIM Program will provide New Hampshire’s public-use airports with funding assistance to make needed airport improvements or assist with maintenance efforts.  

Other Grant Opportunities

Funding assistance opportunities exist other than the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program and the state of New Hampshire’s State-Local Airport Grant Program that airport sponsors should also consider. As an example, the federal government has over 2,300 grant programs fulfilling various organizational needs from operations and maintenance to capital improvements and sustainability planning and everything in between. Non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and charitable foundations also offer funding assistance that may only be available locally thereby narrowing the possible field of eligible applicants. The Bureau of Aeronautics has begun an effort to list funding assistance opportunities that may be of interest to New Hampshire’s airports.