NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) announced today that Unicoi County has been awarded $25,000 in ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). Unicoi County is applying the grant funds for a comprehensive land use plan.
“I am pleased these funds will be used to continue developing a comprehensive land use plan for Unicoi County,” said Crowe. “Local officials have been creating a plan looking ahead for the next 10 to 20 years. This grant will support development and ensure Unicoi County is thoughtfully and resourcefully managed for years to come.”
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.