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TDOT Announces $12.2 Million in Federal, State Grants for 13 TN Airports

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Transportation; December 5, 2012:

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $12.2 million have been approved for 13 Tennessee airports.

Airports receiving grants include:

  • Centerville (Hickman County) – Centerville Municipal Airport
  • Memphis (Shelby County) – DeWitt Spain General Aviation Airport
  • Chattanooga (Hamilton County) – Lovell Field
  • Savannah (Hardin County) – Savannah-Hardin County Airport
  • Cleveland (Bradley County) – Cleveland Municipal Airport
  • Smithville (DeKalb County) – Smithville Municipal Airport
  • Columbia (Maury County) – Maury County Regional Airport
  • Shelbyville (Bedford County) – Shelbyville Municipal Airport
  • Covington (Tipton County) – Covington Municipal Airport
  • Tri-Cities (Sullivan County) – Tri-Cities Regional Airport
  • Jackson (Madison County) – McKellar Sipes Regional Airport
  • Tullahoma (Coffee County) – Tullahoma Municipal Airport
  • Winchester (Franklin County) – Winchester Municipal Airport

For more details on each of these grants visit:

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.

TDOT 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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