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Lebanon airport gets state grant
Jan 19, 2013 4:50 pm
Tennessee Department of Transportation officials announced Friday federal, state and local aeronautics grants totaling $446,436 will be given to eight Tennessee airports, including Lebanon Municipal Airport.
The Lebanon airport on Franklin Road serves all of Wilson and will receive grant money for enhanced security. While the local airport failed to get any federal funds, it will receive $23,750 from the state and $1,250 from local authorities for a total of $25,000.
“The Lebanon airport is important to many of our area citizens,” said state Sen. Mae Beavers in a statement Friday. “It is also a positive factor in economic development. I’m pleased that these funds will enable us to make security improvements and congratulate all who helped to secure this grant.”
The grants are made available through the TDOT's Aeronautics Division. This 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, which is a five-member board charged with policy planning and with regulating changes in the state Airport System Plan. The board 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.