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Audit Initiated of Impact of FAA’s Risk Assessments of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)-Funded Airports on Grant Oversight

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Self-initiated
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24B3001A000
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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides $20 billion over 5 years for two grant programs—Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) and Airport Terminal Program (ATP)—to address aging aviation infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its well-established Airport Improvement Program (AIP) policies and procedures, which includes the Agency’s risk-based approach to grant oversight, to administer both grant programs. However, AIG and ATP broaden the uses of funds beyond the purposes allowable under AIP, which could introduce additional risks in implementing IIJA‑funded projects. Our audit objectives are to assess FAA’s assignment of risk levels to IIJA grant recipients and the impact of the assigned risk levels on FAA’s IIJA oversight efforts.