Eligibility of Safety, Security and Snow Removal Equipment Under AIP. AIP is a “Permissive” Program. As the US Supreme Court states,
As the US Supreme Court states,
“ … the expenditure of public funds is proper only when authorized by Congress, not that public funds may be expended unless prohibited by Congress” United States v. MacCollom, 426 U.S. 317, 321 (1976).
Two Things to Remember:
Valuable and Important, but not AIP! Under AIPNIMS TRAINING
Some website information is confusing -
“Federal guidelines indicate that any jurisdiction (state, local, tribal) which receives federal preparedness program funds* … is required to be NIMS compliant by September 30, 2006 in order to be eligible for FFY 07 grant funds.”New York State website
An FSD recommendation must indicate that the work is required under 1542:
“…the purpose of this letter is to advise you that the TSA supports the (project) which would mitigate the most burdensome portions of the Security Directive…(Project) will greatly enhance the security posture of this airport as well as its ability to meet the requirements of 49 CFR Part 1542.”
“While I am not in a position to directly endorse or promote the (airport name and project), any initiatives to enhance security at (airport) are of great interest to me.”
AIP participation in the procurement of equipment is limited to approved items.
Operational equipment is not eligible under the AIP, Operational equipment may be available thru the GSAXcess surplus property program.