NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) announced today that Cocke County has been awarded a ThreeStar Competitive Grant of $25,000 from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The grant money will be used for a variety of local programs focused on economic development, public safety, health, education, and workforce development.
“I am pleased to see this grant go to Cocke County,” said Southerland. “Investing in existing ThreeStar programs and providing funds for new programs will keep our community growing and thriving for years to come.”
The ThreeStar program focuses 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.
“I am thankful to the local officials who secured these grants and I am excited to see how these funds are used to benefit our community,” added Southerland.