Audit initiated of the Small Community Air Service Development Program
April 23, 2007
Project ID: 07C30Q6C000
In response to a request from the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to conduct an audit of the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP). The SCASDP, which is administered by the Office of Aviation Analysis, was established in fiscal year 2000 to help small communities maintainlenhance their air service. Between 2002 and 2006, the SCASDP has made slightly over 180 grants totaling $80 million. The objective of this audit will be to determine the effectiveness of the SCASDP in helping small-hub and non-hub communities in achieving sustainable and reliable air service. As part of this project, we will review the SCASDP grants to determine: (1) which grants succeeded and which ones failed, and (2) whether certain project characteristics or project types lead to a greater likelihood of grant success.