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Smithville Municipal Airport named for grant
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Smithville Municipal Airport was named among 17 airports in the state that are set to receive a share of state aeronautics grants totaling $16,751,893, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.Airports receiving grants include:*McMinn County Airport (Athens)*Cleveland Municipal Airport*Elizabethton Municipal Airport*Sumner County Regional Airport*Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport*McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville)*McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (Jackson)*Charles W. Baker Airport (Memphis)*General DeWitt Spain Airport (Memphis)*Memphis International Airport*Smithville Municipal Airport*Lovell Field (Chattanooga)*Centerville Municipal Airport*Dyersburg Regional Airport*Arnold Field (Halls)*Lebanon Municipal Airport*Henry County Airport For more details on each of these grants visit news/2012/ AeronauticGrantInformation3-12-12.pdfThe 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.