Everett-Stewart receives grants of $336,000
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:09 pm
Everett-Stewart Regional Airport is among 14 Ten-nessee airports chosen to receive federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $6,690,332.
The funding was an-nounced Wednesday by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Everett-Stewart Regional Airport will receive a total grant of $336,000 — which includes $266,400 state and $69,600 local — to close underground storage fuel tanks, construct a taxilane connector from the fuel ramp and purchase grounds maintenance equipment.
Other airports chosen to receive grants in-clude McGhee Tyson Airport, Nashville Inter-national Airport, John C. Tune Airport, Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Out-law Field, Cleveland Mu-nicipal Airport, Covington Municipal Airport, Fay-etteville Municipal Airport, Sumner County Regional Airport, McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, Warren County Memorial Airport, Millington Regional Jetport and Springfield-Robertson County Airport.
The grants were made available through the Tennessee Department nautics Division, which 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, 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.
Published in The Messenger 3.10.11