The Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grants fund programs that educate students to become pilots, aerospace engineers or unmanned aircraft systems operators. The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants fund programs that prepare people to be aviation maintenance technicians. Representatives of eligible organizations can submit applications now through August 16, 2023.

Eligible organizations can apply for grants of up to $500,000 for each grant per fiscal year. Last year the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $10 million in grants to more than 20 schools and organizations.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity for each grant provides detailed information on eligibility, deadlines, evaluation criteria and application procedures. Potential applicants should visit the site to review answers to frequently asked questions, eligibility requirements and guidelines that may assist them in completing their grant application.