|Everett-Stewart awarded grant |
|Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 8:56 pm |
|Everett-Stewart Regional Airport near Union City is among six Tennessee airports awarded federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $352,650. |
The grants were an-nounced Monday by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Everett-Stewart’s grant will fund the design and bid phase of the airport’s agricultural development area, including site, grading, utilities and paving for the first phase of the project. It includes $85,410 in state funds and $9,490 in local funds, for a total of $94,900.
Grants were also awarded to Shelbyville Municipal Airport, General DeWitt Spain General Aviation Airport in Memphis, Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport and Tullahoma Municipal Airport.
The grants are being made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronau-tics Division. The dvision administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee’s diverse public aviation system.
Except for routine ex-penditures, grant applications are reviewed by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission, 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. Published in The Messenger 4.3.12