Aviation Education

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Transportation , Federal Aviation Administration
CFDA #: 20.100

Purpose of this program:

To promote "Aviation Knowledge through Education"; create a public awareness of the need to promote the development and enhancement of education in aviation; establish a civil aviation information distribution program within each region and center of the Federal Aviation Administration; promote "safety in the skies through aviation education"; create "career awareness" in aviation at the elementary and secondary educational levels; prepare qualified individuals to meet the future need of aviation; stimulate public and private sector initiative in meeting the American and worldwide competitive challenge in science and technology; aid educators by providing aviation information they can readily use in their normal classroom curriculum or in special classroom projects, to improve communication skills, math, science, technology, and computer literacy as it relates to aviation; and help educators identify the learning needs of our society in this rapidly changing technological era.

Possible uses and use restrictions...

Encouragement of the development of Civil Aviation Information Distribution programs. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. This is "aviation in the classroom" and includes all aspects of student, teacher, school, coordination with other national educational programs; INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND STATE COMMUNITY RELATIONS. Develops and gives support to strengthening the regions, state, and local communities in their ability to perform the tasks and functions of Aviation Education within their respective areas. Includes workshops, conferences, youth programs, teacher education, public education, and other programs, materials, and resource planning support. Liaison with all International, National, Regions, and State aviation and education officials and organizations. INFORMATION SERVICES. Includes electronic websites, data gathering and dissemination, and communications. The Aviation Education Program utilizes all segments of the FAA workforce as catalysts and aviation interest groups' support of education in assuring the availability of qualified human resources and improving public understanding of the economic and social importance of an efficient and safe air transportation system.

Who is eligible to apply...

Aviation and education administrators, school, college and university officials, officers of civil organizations, and domestic and international governments, aviation industry, and education organizations.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
Eligible Functional Categories:


Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.

How to apply...

Application Procedure:

Applications take the form of a written request for Aviation Education materials or counseling to an FAA regional or Headquarters office.

Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.

Award Procedure:


Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check. Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office, or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.

Deadlines and process...



Note: When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received. When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Preapplication Coordination

None. There are no financial awards or grants available. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Note: This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.


Not applicable.

Note: In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).


Not applicable.

Note: In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.

Who can benefit...

Aviation and education administrators, school, college and university officials, officers of civil organizations, and domestic and international governments, aviation industry, and education organizations.

About this section:

This section lists the ultimate beneficiaries of a program, the criteria they must satisfy and who specifically is not eligible. The applicant and beneficiary will generally be the same for programs that provide assistance directly from a Federal agency. However, financial assistance that passes through State or local governments will have different applicants and beneficiaries since the assistance is transmitted to private sector beneficiaries who are not obligated to request or apply for the assistance.

What types of assistance...

Advisory Services and Counseling

Programs which provide Federal specialists to consult, advise, or counsel communities or individuals to include conferences, workshops, or personal contacts. This may involve the use of published information, but only in a secondary capacity.

How much financial aid...

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Note: This section lists the representative range (smallest to largest) of the amount of financial assistance available. These figures are based upon funds awarded in the past fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date. Also indicated is an approximate average amount of awards which were made in the past and current fiscal years.


(Salaries and expenses) FY 03 $130,000; FY 04 est $130,000; and FY 05 est $130,000.

Note: The dollar amounts listed in this section represent obligations for the past fiscal year (PY), estimates for the current fiscal year (CY), and estimates for the budget fiscal year (BY) as reported by the Federal agencies. Obligations for non-financial assistance programs indicate the administrative expenses involved in the operation of a program.

Account Identification


Note: Note: This 11-digit budget account identification code represents the account which funds a particular program. This code should be consistent with the code given for the program area as specified in Appendix III of the Budget of the United States Government.

Examples of funded projects...

Not applicable.

About this section

This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.

Program accomplishments...

As of fiscal year 2001, completed the Aviation Education Strategic Plan for FAA. Introduced a new Aviation Education Local Counselor Program (volunteer FAA employees); provided consultant assistance to schools and colleges; continued to establish "Partnerships-in-Education" among industry, education, and government and "Adopt-a-School" arrangements including Washington, DC's Hine Jr. High School, the official "Adopt-a-School" partner for the Department of Transportation. During fiscal year 1994, the agency developed a strategic plan for enhancing the program and its relationship with the external and internal customers. Priorities established by the Strategic Plan include creative leadership that commits FAA to become the internationally recognized authority on aviation education. This would be both consistent and reinforcing of FAA's mission to maintain America's preeminence in aviation. In addition, creative leadership in education demonstrates FAA's commitment to support The President's Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Consistent with Goals 2000 and the National Performance Review, the Strategic Plan calls for expanding and creating synergistic partnerships. FAA's existing base of enthusiastic volunteers, Aviation Education's team of Headquarters', Regional, and Center staff offers a national network focused upon promoting U.S. aviation. For example, in addition to working with The White House National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), AvEd also works closely with the National Coalition for Aviation Education (NCAE). Emphasis on expanding and strengthening linkages will continue. The states have Constitutional authority for education, therefore, State partnerships provide the infrastructure and mechanism for implementing and sustaining federally initiated programs on a national level. Thus, to achieve this goal, FAA must continue to pro-actively increase FAA's internal and external partnerships. Consistent with the National Performance Review, the Strategic Plan calls for a refocusing and reengineering of aviation education programs. Refocusing permits the FAA to better accomplish its mission to "promote and foster the growth of aviation." Also, declining resources and new technologies makes it imperative that aviation programs be reengineered. Following is the list of aviation education programs. 1) Aviation Education web site, www.faa.gov/education, is an on-line computer-based information service that links the education community and the Federal government to educational information services. The web site provides a complete agency organizational and program profile for university administrators, professors, teachers and students. Information on aviation education programs and resources available from FAA headquarters, regions, center, and facilities may be included in the database. Details on aviation education initiatives of aviation industry special interest groups are also available. It is linked to the Minority On-line Information System (MOLIS) which features current data on all Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority educational institutions. All FAA aviation Education materials and curriculum are located on the web site and are down loadable for reproduction. 2) FAA Aviation Education Volunteer Counselor Program: FAA will select, provide orientation, and appoint volunteer resource personnel to coordinate with headquarters, region and center aviation education officers to implement FAA aviation education programs. FAA volunteers are designed as official Aviation Education Counselors. The Counselors will assist FAA in promoting aviation education and fostering a wider knowledge, and better understanding of FAA, the National Airspace System, and civil aviation in America. We plan to conduct a counselor workshop in headquarters

Criteria for selecting proposals...

Not applicable.

Assistance considerations...

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.

Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.

In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.

Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.

Post assistance requirements...



Note: This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.



Note: This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency. The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133. These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year, as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period, rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).



Note: This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require. Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office. For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C. For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.



Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, as amended, Section 301, Public Law 94-353, Section 21, 49 U.S.C. 1346a.

Note: This section lists the legal authority upon which a program is based (acts, amendments to acts, Public Law numbers, titles, sections, Statute Codes, citations to the U.S. Code, Executive Orders, Presidential Reorganization Plans, and Memoranda from an agency head).

Regulations, Guidelines, And Literature

"FAA order 1200.24" and pamphlet, FAA Programs and Materials Brochure (AHT-6-152-94).

Contact information...

Web Sites
Regional Or Local Office

Contact the Aviation Information Distribution Program person listed in Additional Contact Information - FMR Help.

Note: This section lists the agency contact person, address and telephone number of the Federal Regional or Local Office(s) to be contacted for detailed information regarding a program such as: (1) current availability of funds and the likelihood of receiving assistance within a given period; (2) pre-application and application forms required; (3) whether a pre-application conference is recommended; (4) assistance available in preparation of applications; (5) whether funding decisions are made at the headquarters, regional or local level; (6) application renewal procedures (including continuations and supplementals) or appeal procedures for rejected applications; and (7) recently published program guidelines and material. However, for most federal programs, this section will instruct the reader to consult the so-called Appendix IV of the Catalog due to the large volume of Regional and Local Office Contacts for most agencies. This information is provided in Additional Contact Information (see below).

Headquarters Office

Civil Aviation Information Distribution Division, Aviation Education Program, AHT 100 Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation/Nassif Building, 400 7th street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.

Note: This section lists names and addresses of the office at the headquarters level with direct operational responsibility for managing a program. A telephone number is provided in cases where a Regional or Local Office is not normally able to answer detailed inquiries concerning a program. Also listed are the name(s) and telephone number(s) of the information contact person(s) who can provide additional program information to applicants.

Additional Contact Information (Appendix IV)

Due to the large volume of regional and local office contacts for most agencies, full contact information is also provided separately here in a PDF format: