FAA Offers Funding for Pilots, Maintenance Technician Programs
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively pursuing the cultivation of the future aviation professionals with the launch of two grants designed to foster a more diverse pool of pilots and aviation maintenance professionals.
The FAA introduced two grants: the Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grants and the Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants. The former is dedicated to educating students to become pilots, aerospace engineers or unmanned aircraft systems operators, while the latter focuses on initiatives aimed to prepare individuals to become aviation maintenance technicians.
According to the FAA, eligible organizations can apply for grants up to $500,000 for each grant per fiscal year. The FAA is currently accepting applications until August 2023 and those eligible organizations can apply for these grants through the official government website.
Last year, more than 20 schools and organizations received a $10 million grant to establish new education programs, provide scholarships, and support educational opportunities related to aviation maintenance in economically disadvantaged communities.
Interested applicants should visit https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ang/grants/awd to access the eligibility requirements, guidelines, and other information in completing their grant application.