NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) announced today that five counties in District 15 have been awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The grants will be used for a variety of local programs focused on economic development, public safety, health, education and workforce development.
The ThreeStar Grants will award $5,000 to Cumberland County, $25,000 to Bledsoe County, $25,000 to Jackson County, $25,000 to Overton County and $25,000 to White County for a total of $105,000. TNECD awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants to 63 of the 75 applicants for a total of $975,000.
“Congratulations to the local officials who have secured these grants,” said Bailey. “This is tremendous news for my senate district. Our communities and economies will reflect the benefits of these investments in both new and existing ThreeStar programs for years to come.”
Each county met all of the ThreeStar program requirements. ThreeStar 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 look forward to seeing the many ways these grants assist District 15,” added Bailey.