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Encourage, foster, and participate with political subdivisions to provide a balanced, safe system of airports which enhance air transportation and the commerce of the state by implementing the State Airport Systems Plan (MASP), including the preservation of the existing system and expansion to meet aviation demands.
The Programming Section administers the federal and state airport capital improvement programs (ACIP), which provide programming and project accounting for capital improvements at Michigan airports. The division also provides budget and accountability for funds used for the operation of the Office of Aeronautics as well as other administrative responsibilities.
The federal and state ACIP programs are closely tied to programs of the individual airport sponsors. The activities and services are prioritized to return to Michigan the maximum federal dollars to meet airport needs.
In FY 2011, more than 100 grants were issued to Michigan airports. Funding of $34 million, consisting of $28.7 million federal, $3.8 million state, and $985,000 in local funds were provided to 108 airports in Michigan. Michigan is one of nine block grant states, which allows many of the funding decisions to be made at the state level instead of by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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