NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) announced today that Carter County has been awarded $25,000 in ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). Carter County is applying the grant funds to the ACT Work Ready program.
“I am pleased the ACT Work Ready program will receive this grant and continue establishing a skilled workforce in Carter County,” said Crowe. “With a skilled population, we have the opportunity to build up our economy and make our community more competitive for business development.”
TNECD awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants to 63 of the 75 applicants. The grants will be used for establishing new programs or continuing existing programs across the state. ThreeStar programs focus on best practices in five key community areas including jobs and economic development, fiscal strength and efficient government, public safety, health, education and workforce development.
“Congratulations to the local officials who have secured this grant. I look forward to seeing the many ways this benefits our community,” added Crowe.