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TR-1 The Promise: "Will support the continuation of the Small Community Air Service Development Program that helps small and mid-sized communities attract new air service..."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "Strengthening America's Transportation Infrastructure" dated 10/09/08.
Status:President Obama's FY10 Budget proposal of 02/26/09 did not specifically include money for the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP), but did increase Essential Air Service funding for air service in small communities.

Compared to previous years, funding for the SCASDP generally remained level in the first year of the Obama Administration ($6.0M in FY2010) with a $1M plus-up from other DOT organizations.

For FY2011, Senate Report 111-230 recommended $6.0M for the SCASDP, "equal to the fiscal year 2010 enacted level."

Obama Administration support for SCASDP started to increase in FY2012 with 33 communities in the United States plus Puerto Rico receiving $13.9M from the Department of Transportation's SCASDP grant program, this based on a 08/15/12 announcement by DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.

This promise was fulfilled.