The Commonwealth of Virginia maintains one of the nation's most comprehensive and advanced statewide aviation systems. To support the continuing growth and operation of this system, the Virginia Aviation Board (VAB) has developed funding programs to assist sponsors of public-use airports with a variety of improvement activities ranging from planning to construction to promotion.
Specialists on the Airport Services Division team manage the following programs on behalf of Virginia’s Department of Aviation:
- Commonwealth Aviation Fund
- Facilities and Equipment Program
- Maintenance Program
- General Aviation Voluntary Security Certification Program
- Licensing program for public-use airports
- Registration program for private-use airports
Specialists on the Communications and Education team manage the Aviation and Airport Promotion Program and New Airline Service Incentive Fund on behalf of Virginia's Department of Aviation:
Airport Program Manual
The Virginia Department of Aviation's Airport Program Manual provides information on state aviation funding programs, the state's General Aviation Airport Voluntary Security Certification Program, and licensing of public-use airports.
Airport System Manager Sponsors Guide
The Airport System Manager Virginia Sponsors Guide offers information on how to submit airport projects requests, file Airport Capital Improvement Plans, and based aircraft surveys in the agency’s business application. Text-only version of the Airport System Manager Virginia Sponsors Guide.
Commonwealth Aviation Fund Program Submission Calendars
The Commonwealth Aviation Fund Program Submission Calendars for 2023 provides submission due dates for project requests and some eligibility criteria.
Project request Due Dates for 2023 (as of February 18, 2022)
Commonwealth Aviation Fund Submission Calendar Fiscal Year 2024
To sign up for or make changes to electronic payments: doa.virginia.gov
To check contents of payments: REDIVirginia.doa.virginia.gov