UC county awarded ThreeStar grant

The Cannon County Courthouse.

WOODBURY – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced Friday that 11 counties will receive ThreeStar Competitive Enhancement Grants – including one recipient from the Upper Cumberland region.

The grants will be used for a variety of local programs addressing public safety, health, education and workforce development.

Cannon County was the only local recipient. Others receiving grants were Bedford, Claiborne, Crockett, Giles, Greene, Hardeman, Henderson, Madison, Marion and McMinn.

“We’re excited to assist communities that are actively working to promote local education and workforce readiness, public safety initiatives as well as health and wellness programs,” TNECD Commissioner Randy Boyd said. “I can’t wait to see the results of these local initiatives, which are all innovative projects that will show that Tennessee communities are committed to investing in themselves, a vital step in spurring new investments from the private sector.”

The 11 counties selected were chosen out of 28 applications.