Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $6,690,332 have been approved for 14 Tennessee airports.
Of the 14 airports, the Everett-Stewart Regional Airport has received a state grant in the amount of $266,400 with a local match of $69,600 making for a total of $336,000 in funding.
The proposed uses of the grant funding are to close underground storage fuel tanks, construct a taxilane connector from fuel ramp and purchase 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.