NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) announced today that seven counties in District 26 have been awarded $125,000 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 grants were awarded to the following counties: Chester County ($15,000), Decatur County ($25,000), Fayette County ($5,000), Hardeman County ($25,000), Hardin County ($15,000), Henderson County ($15,000) and McNairy County ($25,000). TNECD awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants to 63 of the 75 applicants for a total of $975,000.
“This is tremendous news for my senate district,” said Gresham. “By creating new programs or expanding existing programs, these grants help ensure that our communities and economies are not just growing but thriving 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 am pleased to welcome the ThreeStar Grants into District 26, and I look forward to seeing the innovative ways these dollars benefit our community and state,” added Gresham.