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Nevada Aviation Technical Advisory Committee (NATAC) & Airport Matching Grants

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NATAC

The Nevada Aviation Technical Advisory Committee (NATAC) was formed as the forum for discussing planning and programming issues related the the Continuous Statewide Nevada Aviation System Plan (NASP), providing recommendations for the administration of the Nevada Fund for Aviation, (formerly the Nevada Aviation Trust Fund), and to fulfill the public participation processes defined under Nevada's open meeting law as defined under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 241 and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements in Advisory Circular 150/5050-3A.

  1. Provide review, comment, and make recommendations on the statewide aviation planning process for the statewide aviation transportation system required by state statute and the FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.  

  2. Provide review, comment, and recommendations on statewide transportation planning documents, including the Statewide Intermodal Transportation Plan, and the State Transportation Improvement Program related to Nevada's air transportation system.  

  3. Provide review, comment, and recommendations on statewide aviation transportation planning and development issues raised by the State Transportation Board and the Nevada Department of Transportation.  

  4. Provide review, comment, and recommendations on issues, policies, goals and objectives as defined in the Nevada Aviation Systems Plan.  

  5. Provide review, comment, and recommendations on policies, guidelines, project selection and prioritization relating to the administration of the Nevada Fund for Aviation.

Airport Grants Program

The Nevada Fund for Aviation was unanimously passed by the 71st session of the Nevada State Legislature and then signed into law on October 1, 2001 by Governor Kenny Guinn.  It amended Chapter 494 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) creating a fund to be used for the improvement of the airport system within Nevada.  The Fund for Aviation was reestablished by the 2015 legislature through SB 514 at $100,000 per year.  The procedures for obtaining matching funds for airport matching grants are in accordance with NRS 494.048. 

Fund for Aviation Grant Program

Established on May 5, 2017 by Senate Bill No. 528 from the Committee on Finance, made an appropriation to the Fund for Aviation for the enlargement, improvement or maintenance of rural airports, landing areas or air navigation facilities in Nevada.  The ACT made an appropriation to the Fund for Aviation for the enlargement, improvement or maintenance of rural airports, landing areas or air navigation facilities in Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Key funding provisions of the current Bill and language for the current funding cycle are as follows:

Section 1. 1. There is hereby appropriated from the State General Fund to the Fund for Aviation created by NRS 494.048 for the enlargement, improvement or maintenance of rural airports, landing areas or air navigation facilities in Nevada the following sums:
For the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 .................................. $100,000
For the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 .................................. $100,000
            2. The money appropriated by subsection 1 must be used by rural airports to match money that is available from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Sec. 2. This act becomes effective on July 1, 2017.

Nevada Fund for Aviation Grant Program Policy & Procedures Manual

NATAC Agenda - November 30th, 2017

NDOT Aviation – Fund for Aviation - FAA AIP Local Matching Grants Anticipated

2016, Fund for Aviation Grant Application

NATAC Bylaws

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