(NASHVILLE), March 8, 2013 — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) said today he has been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that the Campbell County Airport will receive a $20,000 grant.
The grant is available through TDOT’s Division of Aeronautics and totals $20,000 after a local match of $1,000 is added. The funds will be used for obstruction clearing north of the runway. The clearing is kept in place as safety precaution in the event that an aircraft malfunctions or encounters problems while landing.
“It’s important that our airports receive proper care and upkeep,” said Senator Yager. “These funds will help implement this upkeep and make Campbell County Airport a safer facility.”
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.
Only eight airports in the state received funding during this round of grants.
“There are many local citizens who utilize this airport,” added Yager. “I am very pleased that these funds will be available to help with improvements and am hopeful that we will continue to see many more grants coming into Campbell County in the future.”