NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) announced today that five counties in District 16 have been awarded $75,000 in 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 Sequatchie County, $5,000 to Warren County, $15,000 to Marion County, $25,000 to Grundy County and $25,000 to Van Buren County. TNECD awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants to 63 of the 75 applicants for a total of $975,000.
“I am pleased to welcome these grants into my senate district,” said Bowling. “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.
“Congratulations to the local officials who secured these grants,” added Bowling. “I look forward to seeing how these funds benefit our community and state.”