Aviation System Action Program (ASAP)
2015, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 2075 to increase the fuel
tax on Aviation Gas (AV Gas) and Jet Fuel by .02 cents per gallon to invest in
aviation for specific purposes, as noted below, resulting in the Aviation
System Action Program (ASAP) Fund. The fuel
tax increase became effective January 1, 2016 and currently has a sunset date
of January 1, 2022.
The ASAP Fund allocates and distributes the proceeds1
from the fuel tax increase among three new programs, in accordance with OL 2015
c.700 §7: COAR Grant Program, ROAR
Program, and SOAR Program.
a 5% set-aside to the Oregon Department of Aviation for costs of the department
and the State Aviation Board in administering the programs.
Reports to Legislature
319.020(8)(b)(B) requires ODA to submit a report to the legislature on the ASAP program. The current report may be found here.
COAR - Critical Oregon Airport Relief Program
percent of the amounts from the fuel tax increase shall be distributed for the
(A) To assist airports in Oregon with match
requirements for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement
(B) To make grants for emergency
preparedness and infrastructure projects, in accordance with the Oregon Resilience Plan, including seismic
studies, emergency generators, etc.
(C) To make grants for:
1. Services critical or essential to aviation
including, but not limited to, fuel, sewer, water and weather equipment.
Aviation-related business development including, but not limited to,
hangars, parking for business aircraft and related facilities.
Airport development for local economic benefit including, but not
limited to, signs and marketing.
ROAR - Rural Oregon Aviation Relief Program
Twenty-five percent of the amounts from the fuel tax increase shall be
distributed for the purpose of assisting commercial air service to rural
SOAR - State Owned Airports Reserve Program
percent of the amounts from the fuel tax increase shall be distributed to
state-owned airports for the purpose of:
(A) Safety improvements recommended by the Oregon State Aviation Board and local commuity airports.
(B) Infrastructure projects at public use airports.
COAR Grant Program
To go directly to the Critical Oregon Airport Relief Program page simply click on the link below:
To go directly to the ASAP Newsletter simply click on the link below:
Rules and Statutes
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To get updates on the latest information
about our grant programs, subscribe to the ASAP electronic mailing list by
sending an email request with the subject line “ASAP Mailing List Request”
Further Information Contact:
ODA Planning and Projects Manager
Fiscal Analyst / Grant Coordinator