TRB Webinar: Avoid Costly Mistakes: Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations

July 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 184: Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations.

More than 3,000 airports in the United States have, at one time or another, received an Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund airport planning or development. Each AIP grant currently issued by the FAA includes 39 numbered grant assurances that further define the conditions and obligations associated with these grants. This webinar will discuss the frequency that grant compliance issues arise and the specific grant assurances that are most often the subjects of complaints or investigations.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenter

  • Barry Molar, Unison Consulting, Inc.

Moderated by:  Stephanie Ward, Mead & Hunt, Inc.

 Webinar Outline

  1. FAA AIP grant assurances
    • What they are
    • Which ones are prone to compliance issues
  2. How to use the research to resolve grant compliance issues
  3. Ways to develop training and briefing materials for airport staff
  4. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will able to:

  • Identify how to use the materials presented in day-to-day airport operations and management activities to avoid jeopardizing an airport’s eligibility for AIP grant funding
  • Describe how to develop training materials on grant assurance obligations for airport staff
  • Discuss how to develop briefing materials for senior airport management, airport governing bodies, and other stakeholders

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.  Please make sure that you register for this session and log-in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session.

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