Local counties get grants

Four counties adjacent to Knox will share a combined $60,000 in state ThreeStar Grants, Tennessee officials announced. They are among 60 of Tennessee’s 95 counties to get the grants for economic and workforce development, education, public safety, health and efficient government.

Grainger and Union counties will each get $25,000, the maximum grant amount. Anderson and Roane counties each get $5,000, according to the news release.

“Providing more opportunities for Tennesseans is one of our state’s main objectives, and with the assistance of the ThreeStar Competitive Grants, the 60 recipients will be better prepared for success,” Gov. Bill Haslam said in the news release. “The ThreeStar program is a great asset to help communities across Tennessee thrive, and I look forward to seeing each of these 60 communities continue to succeed.”

ThreeStar Grants can be used to expand existing programs or start new ones. Altogether the state is awarding $955,000 in this round of grants, each of which must help a county advance in at least one standard of community development.

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

The East Tennessee Economic Development Agency markets and recruits business for the 15 counties in the greater Knoxville-Oak Ridge region of East Tennessee. Visit www.eteda.org


Published July 20, 2018