The FAA awarded $10 million in Aviation Workforce Development grants to 31 recipients across the United States.
Demand for aviation professionals is at an all-time high and hiring trends are only expected to grow over the next 15 years. Recognizing this projected shortage, the FAA is investing in accredited higher-education institutions, high schools, flight schools, and state and local governments by awarding $10 million in grants to educate the next generation of aviation professionals.
Aircraft pilot workforce grants can be used to create and deliver curriculum designed to prepare students for careers as aircraft pilots, drone operators, or aerospace engineers. Those who receive the aviation maintenance technical workers grants can use funds to create and deliver curriculum, purchase equipment, establish scholarships, support outreach, and more.
Aviation Workforce Development grant recipients for fiscal year 2022 are listed on the FAA’s website.