Senator Southerland, Rep. Hawk and Rep. Faison announces major grant for Greene County Airport

August 21, 2013

(NASHVILLE, TN), August 21, 2013 — State Senator Steve Southerland (R-Morristown), and Representatives David Hawk (R-Greeneville) and Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) said today they been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that a major grant has been approved for the Greene County Municipal Airport. The $1,235,000 grant, when combined with the $65,000 local match, will total $1,300,000. It was recommended through TDOT’s Division of Aeronautics.

“Improving our transportation system and infrastructure is very important for job growth,” said Senator Southerland. “This grant will help make needed improvements.”

The TDOT grant will be used for phase IV of land acquisition for the airport.

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.

“I appreciate the work our local officials did in helping secure this grant,” added Rep. Hawk. “Hopefully, we will see many more grants come back home to Greene County in the future.”

“Our airports are a very important factor to our local growth,” added Rep. Faison. “We appreciate TDOT and all of those who worked to secure these funds.”


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