The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced recently that state aeronautics grants totaling $94,900 have been approved for 3 Tennessee airports, Fayetteville Municipal, Gibson County, and Shelbyville Municipal Airport. For more details on each of these grants visit: http://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2012/AeronauticsGrantDetails2-2-12.pdf.
The grants, which are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division, 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.