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Outlaw Field receives $350,000 grant for new terminal

Governor Bredesen Announces Grant for Outlaw Field in Montgomery County Grant awarded through TDOT’s Aeronautics Division

tdot-logo-lgNASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that an aeronautics grant totaling $350,000 has been approved for Outlaw Field in Clarksville.

“Our local airports are vital to the economy and travel system of Tennessee,” said Bredesen. “Investing in our airports helps keep them competitive and efficient at meeting the needs of businesses and travelers. I’m pleased to support continued improvement at Outlaw Field.”

District 22 Senator Tim Barnes had this to say after hearing news of the grant:

senator tim barnesFirst-rate transportation is important as we attract employers like Hemlock Semiconductor to Montgomery County. Plus, the executive business travelers who use this new airport will spend money in our local economy.

I am grateful to Governor Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Department of Transportation for making this grant possible for Clarksville.

Outlaw Field will use the grant funds for construction of a new terminal.

The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division.

TDoT commissioner Gearld Nicely

“This division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee’s diverse public aviation system,” reported TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely. “We are pleased to continue to support Tennessee’s general aviation and commercial airports.”

Except for routine expenditures, grant applications are reviewed by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission (TAC), which is a five member board charged with policy planning and with regulating changes in the state airport system plan.

TAC Chair Larry Mullins explained, “Our board examines the applications carefully to ensure that the proper state and local matching funds are in place and that the grants will be put to good use.”

The TDOT Aeronautics Division has the responsibility of inspecting and licensing the state’s 126 heliports and 75 public/general aviation airports. The Division also provides aircraft and related services for state government and staffing for the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.

The Montgomery County legislative delegation helped secure these funds for Outlaw Field.

16 Airports in total received grants including:

Civil Air Patrol (PDF) McMinn County Airport (PDF)
Cleveland Municipal Airport (PDF) Memphis International Airport (PDF)
Covington Municipal Airport (PDF) Millington Jetport (PDF)
Crossville Memorial Airport (PDF) Moore-Murrell Field (PDF)
Dickson County Municipal Airport (PDF) Outlaw Field in Montgomery County (PDF)
Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (PDF) Smyrna Airport (PDF)
Greeneville/Greene County Municipal Airport (PDF) Sumner County Regional Airport
Houston County Airport (PDF) Winchester Airport (PDF)
Lawrenceburg/Lawrence County Airport (PDF)

For more information on each of these grant awards click on the individual links above or visit https://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/2088.



  1. Once again, Outlaw Field shows itself to be asset to our community. This funding should help expand the airfield’s appeal and vitality to the Greater Montgomery County community.

    Aviation sports has been well accepted and beneficial to the airport, military parachutists and the community. Such symbiotic relations are to be commended.

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