ThreeStar Grants Awarded To 54 Tennessee Counties

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 54 counties will receive ThreeStar grants.
 
In total, TNECD is awarding $2.4 million in funding to Tennessee communities through this round of the ThreeStar grant program.
 
“I congratulate these 54 counties that are receiving ThreeStar grants and thank them for strengthening the quality of life and enhancing workforce development in their communities,” Governor Lee said.
“This will help local communities to make Tennessee an even better place to live.”
 
The funding will be used for a variety of local community development initiatives including education, workforce development, health, tourism, small business, entrepreneurship and economic development programs, among others that were prioritized through a strategic planning process. ThreeStar promotes economic and community prosperity through collaboration to positively impact every Tennessean. 
 
“The ThreeStar grant program is a valuable tool that assists counties focused on making strides in key areas,” Comm. Rolfe said. “TNECD is proud to assist these 54 counties as they develop asset-based strategic plans and invest responsibly in their communities.”
 
Ninety-four counties have completed the requirements to be certified ThreeStar counties. To be eligible for ThreeStar grants, each county must meet all certification requirements, develop an asset-based strategic plan and design a program to implement a goal from its strategic plan. 
 
“The ThreeStar Grants provide communities with resources to make strategic improvements and support their priority initiatives,” said Jody Sliger, TNECD community development director. “I congratulate these 54 recipients on their efforts to build their economies today with tomorrow in mind.”
 
The grants have been awarded to the following counties:

Anderson             $50,000 
Bradley                 $50,000
Campbell             $25,000 
Cannon                 $38,000  
Carter                   $50,000  
Clay                       $50,000  
Cocke                   $50,000  
Crockett               $50,000  
Cumberland        $50,000  
Decatur                $50,000  
DeKalb                  $50,000  
Dickson                 $50,000  
Fentress               $21,000  
Giles                     $50,000  
Grundy                 $50,000  
Hancock               $50,000  
Haywood             $50,000  
Henry                   $10,000  
Hickman               $50,000  
Houston               $50,000  
Humphreys         $50,000  
Jackson                 $50,000  
Johnson                $50,000  
Lauderdale          $35,000  
Lewis                    $50,000  
Lincoln                  $37,000  
Loudon                 $50,000  
Macon                  $50,000  
Maury                  $50,000  
McMinn               $21,000  
McNairy               $50,000  
Meigs                   $25,000  
Monroe                $50,000  
Morgan                $50,000  
Overton                $50,000  
Perry                    $35,000  
Pickett                 $25,000  
Polk                       $50,000  
Putnam                $20,100  
Rhea                     $50,000  
Roane                  $50,000  
Robertson           $50,000  
Scott                     $50,000  
Sequatchie          $50,000  
Sevier                   $50,000  
Smith                    $50,000  
Stewart                $50,000  
Sullivan                 $50,000  
Sumner                 $50,000  
Trousdale            $47,500  
Warren                 $25,000  
Washington*      $50,000  
Wayne                  $50,000  
White                   $50,000 
 
 
*Washington County grant is a regional project impacting Carter and Unicoi counties. 


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