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TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 14 Tennessee Airports

$6,690,332 Provides for Infrastructure and Other Improvements

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $6,690,332 have been approved for 14 Tennessee airports.

Clarksville’s Outlaw Field received a $300,000 grant.

Airports receiving grants include:

  • McGhee Tyson Airport
  • Nashville International Airport
  • John C. Tune Airport
  • Tri-Cities Regional Airport
  • Outlaw Field
  • Cleveland Municipal Airport
  • Covington Municipal Airport
  • Fayetteville Municipal Airport
  • Sumner County Regional Airport
  • McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
  • Warren County Memorial Airport
  • Millington Regional Jetport
  • Springfield-Robertson County Airport
  • Everett-Stewart Regional Airport
Outlaw Field
State Local Total Grant
$270,000 $30,000 $300,000
Grant Purpose
Close underground storage fuel tanks, construct taxilane connector from fuel ramp, and purchase of grounds maintenance equipment.
 

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

The division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee’s diverse public aviation system.

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. The board carefully reviews all applications for grants to ensure that the proper state and local matching funds are in place and that the grants will be used for needed improvements.

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.

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