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2 Failure to understand, and carry out, properly the requirements of these grant assurances can have serious consequences for an airport. A violation that is not corrected through volun- tary action can lead to a loss of funding for an individual project, the loss of eligibility to receive future grants, or even civil enforcement action. It is, therefore, important for airport manage- ment and staff, the officials of an airportâs governing body, and other local officials whose actions could affect an airportâs compliance status to have at least a basic understanding of the grant assurance requirements. For airport staff in particular, a more in-depth understanding is crucial. It is also important for airport users to understand the grant assurance requirements, so that they can readily determine whether an airport action that adversely affects them qualifies as a violation of a grant assurance requirement, justifying intervention by FAA. Much information that is available to airport staff and airport usersâincluding FAA orders, FAA advisory circulars, FAA compliance guidance letters, and ACRP publicationsâdescribes the grant assurance requirements. The volume of this guidance material itself, as well as the multiplicity of sources, can present an impediment to identifying grant assurance requirements and applying them to a particular situation for airport staff and other stakeholders with limited time and limited understanding of these requirements. The Guidebook is intended to provide a single, comprehensive, and flexible reference tool for both an overview of grant assurances and in-depth information on particular requirements or issues. In addition, an accompanying Microsoftï PowerPoint presentation was developed for use by airport staff when briefing interested stakeholders, such as governing bodies and other local officials. The PowerPoint presentation can be tailored to meet the purpose of a briefing, or the needs of a particular audience. S e c t i o n 2 Why Was the Guidebook Written?