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2020/21 British Columbia Air Access Program (BCAAP)

Grants to British Columbia Aviation
to Improve Aviation Services

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British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Deadline Date:

01/13/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to British Columbia public aviation facilities, including operating authorities and local governments, to enhance aviation services. The purpose of the program is to improve the long term potential of British Columbia's aviation sector. Funding is intended to support a wide range of projects involving economic factors, social parameters, and environmental improvements, including:

  • Safe and reliable aviation facilities;
  • Economic benefits;
  • Benefits to medevac and aerial wildfire suppression; and
  • Reduced carbon footprint.

To be considered for funding, the application and supporting documentation must show that the project:

  • Addresses one or more of the program’s key priorities;
  • Addresses or resolves outstanding and ongoing issues;
  • Can be completed within one fiscal year;
  • Has identified and secured all required funding (the percentage not funded by BCAAP);
  • Meets the best available environmental practices, which includes identifying environmental risks, benefits and innovations; and
  • Complies with applicable federal, provincial and/or local government standards.

Eligible costs include:

  • Costs incurred within the period established in the Conditional Grant Agreement (CGA3), including:
    • Labor;
    • Materials;
    • Equipment for completing the project;
    • Directional, warning and project signage; and
    • Applicable taxes.
  • In-kind contributions within the set parameters and dollar values included in the application (please discuss with BCAAP staff prior to including in-kind contributions within an application)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187479

Term of Contract:

The applicant must be able to complete the project within one fiscal year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from operators of public aviation facilities, including local governments and other operating authorities (e.g., non-profit societies, etc.).

In order to maximize the available funding, applications will only be considered from aviation facilities:
- Located in British Columbia;
- Serving fewer than one (1) million scheduled passengers annually; and
- That are public use facilities.

Any or all of the following characteristics may deem an air facility ineligible for funding consideration:
- Facilities that serve more than one (1) million scheduled passengers annually;
- Applicants with BCAAP projects from the 2017/18 fiscal (or earlier) year where those projects remain
incomplete; and
- Private aviation facilities.

There is no limit on the number of applications per facility; however, there must be a separate application for each proposed project.

BCAAP is a cost-sharing program. The BCAAP share of project costs will not exceed:
- 75% for airside projects (i.e., aircraft operating areas) and other core aviation infrastructure (e.g. hazard
- 60% for transitional projects (e.g., terminal building, fencing and gates);
- 50% for groundside projects (e.g., vehicle parking areas, and other aspects of airport access); and
- 75% for climate/environmental projects (e.g., greenhouse gas audits).

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the 2020/2021 BCAAP application intake is January 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

BCAAP encourages funding partnerships with Indigenous, local, regional and federal governments, as well as agencies and private-sector organizations.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via email to

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Attn: BC Air Access Program
PO Box 9850 Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC V8W 9T5
(Physical Location: 5D - 940 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 3E6)

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Canada: British Columbia