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Critical Oregon Airport Relief (COAR)

The Aviation System Action Program (ASAP) was created by the Oregon State Legislature in HB 2075 (2015) to invest in Oregon's public use airports statewide. The Legislature made the program permanent in 2021 (HB 2434) thus the fuel tax of two cents per gallon of Aviation Gas and Jet Fuel will continue to provide funds for grants.

The Critical Oregon Airport Relief (COAR) program provides grants in the following three areas:

1 To assist airports in Oregon with match requirements for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program grants.
2 To make grants for emergency preparedness and infrastructure projects, in accordance with the Oregon Resilience Plan.
3 To make grants for aviation related economic development:


  • 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.

Applicant Eligibility

Public use airport owners and airport sponsors, both private and public may be eligible to apply for COAR grants. The maximum grant request is $150,000 per application. Grant match requirements are determined by category of airport as per the current Oregon Aviation Plan.


 

Projects

*Updated items will receive a hyperlink as they are complete.
COAR Application Assistance
Agreement Preparation
Pre-agreement Checklist

 

State Aviation Board
State Aviation Board Approved Project List
State Aviation Board Presentation

 

Aviation Review Committee (ARC)
ARC Notice and Agenda


*Updated items will receive a hyperlink as they are complete.
COAR Application Assistance

 

Agreement Preparation
COAR pre agreement checklist.pdfPre-agreement Checklist

 

State Aviation Board
COAR 2017-2018_Board Approved List.pdfState Aviation Board Approved Project List
February 2018 Board Presentation.pdfState Aviation Board Presentation

 

Aviation Review Committee (ARC)
ARC Agenda - Revised.pdfARC Notice and Agenda
ARC PresentationARC Presentation
ARC RecommendationARC Recommendations: Priority I , II, and III
ARC AudioMinutes: Audio
ARC MinutesMinutes

 

Staff Outreach
OAMA 2017 Fall Conference.pdfOAMA Presentation
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*Updated items will receive a hyperlink as they are complete.
COAR Application Assistance

 

Agreement Preparation
COAR pre agreement checklist.pdfPre-agreement Checklist

 

State Aviation Board
COAR 2017-2018_Board Approved List.pdfState Aviation Board Approved Project List
February 2018 Board Presentation.pdfState Aviation Board Presentation

 

Aviation Review Committee (ARC)
ARC Agenda - Revised.pdfARC Notice and Agenda
ARC PresentationARC Presentation
ARC RecommendationARC Recommendations: Priority I , II, and III
ARC AudioMinutes: Audio
ARC MinutesMinutes

 

Staff Outreach
OAMA 2017 Fall Conference.pdfOAMA Presentation Spring 2019
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Projects
The board unanimously approved Priority I and II, and the first two projects of Priority III based on current fund allowances. Should additional funds become available during the grant agreement process, the third and succeeding projects may become eligible for funding.

COAR Cycle 1, Board Approved Priority IBoard Approved Priority I
COAR Cycle 1, Board Approved Priority IIBoard Approved Priority II
COAR Cycle 1, Board Approved Priority IIIBoard Approved Priority III

 

State Aviation Board
COAR Cycle 1, OAMA Presentation March 7, 2017State Aviation Board Staff Report
Staff Report_ARC Recommendations_Final with attachments.pdfState Aviation Board Presentation

 

Aviation Review Committee (ARC)
ARC Agenda 2017-01-20 - Updated.pdfARC Notice and Agenda
ARC Presentation.pdfARC Presentation
ARC Presentation.pdfARC Recommendations: Priority I , II, and III
DS610142.WMAMinutes: Audio I, II, III, and IV
ARC Presentation.pdfMinutes

 

Staff Outreach
COAR Cycle 1, OAMA Presentation March 7, 2017OAMA Presentation March 7, 2017
COAR Cycle 1, OAMA Presentation October 18, 2017OAMA Presentation October 18, 2016

 

COAR Application Assistance
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