Congress sets forth the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, mandating that airports aim to be as self-sustaining as possible. This Act led to the creation of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

Present: Today, the Boca Raton Airport is completely self-sustaining, receiving no local, county, or state property or sales taxes. As part of the NPIAS, it is one of 107 general aviation airports categorized as a National airport by the FAA, based on existing activity (the number and types of based aircraft and volume and types of flights), geographic factors, and public interest functions.