49 U.S. Code § 47120 - Grant priority

§ 47120.
Grant priority
(a)In General.—
In making a grant under this subchapter, the Secretary of Transportation may give priority to a project that is consistent with an integrated airport system plan.
(b)Discretionary Funding To Be Used for Higher Priority Projects.—
The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall discourage airport sponsors and airports from using entitlement funds for lower priority projects by giving lower priority to discretionary projects submitted by airport sponsors and airports that have used entitlement funds for projects that have a lower priority than the projects for which discretionary funds are being requested.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


49 App.:2208(b)(9).

Sept. 3, 1982, Pub. L. 97–248, § 509(b)(9), 96 Stat. 685.

The words “In making a grant under this subchapter” are substituted for “In establishing priorities for distribution of funds available pursuant to section 2206 of this Appendix” for consistency in this chapter and to eliminate unnecessary words.


2000—Pub. L. 106–181 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).

Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 106–181 applicable only to fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1999, see section 3 of Pub. L. 106–181, set out as a note under section 106 of this title.

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