Fueling Aviation’s Sustainable Transition through Sustainable Aviation Fuels (FAST-SAF)

December 22, 2022

Developed by: Inflation Reduction Act

Federal Agency: Department of the Transportation

Competitive Grant

Description: To provide grant funding for eligible entities to carry out projects relating to the production, transportation, blending, or storage of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), with the goal of accelerating the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector.

Recipients: (1) a state or local government, including the District of Columbia, other than an airport sponsor; (2) an air carrier; (3) an airport sponsor; (4) an accredited institution of higher education; (5) a research institution; (6) a person or entity engaged in the production, transportation, blending, or storage of SAF in the United States or feedstocks in the United States that could be used to produce SAF; (7) a person or entity engaged in the development, demonstration, or application of low-emission aviation technologies; or (8) nonprofit entities or nonprofit consortia with experience in SAF, low-emission aviation technologies, or other clean transportation research programs.

Eligible Uses: (1) Grants to enable exploration and identification of supply chains, infrastructure, and distribution needs by key proponents; and (2) Grants for infrastructure projects to facilitate and scale fuel production, transportation, blending, storage, and use of SAF.

Timing: Available until September 30, 2026.

More information: DOT Webpage