DeKalb County to Receive ThreeStar Grant

July 31, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe have announced the 60 counties, including DeKalb, that will receive ThreeStar Grants.

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

“The ThreeStar grant for DeKalb County in the amount of $15,000 was awarded to purchase commercial grade exercise equipment for the DeKalb County Complex Fitness Center. We have increased the amount of grant DeKalb County has received the last two years from $10,000 to $15,000. There is no match required by the county.  The grant was written with the assistance of Chamber Director Suzanne Williams and we are very pleased DeKalb County was one of the 60 counties to receive the ThreeStar grant” said DeKalb County Mayor Tim Stribling.

“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,” Haslam said. “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.”

“I want to congratulate the 60 communities chosen in this round to receive the ThreeStar Grants,” Rolfe said. “The projects that these counties complete with ThreeStar grant assistance will enhance local communities by creating a better living and working environment for residents.”

ThreeStar focuses on best practices in five key community areas, including jobs and economic development, education and workforce development, fiscal strength and efficient government, public safety and health. To be eligible for this grant, the county must meet requirements in these five areas and show how the project will move the county forward in at least one of those areas.

“TNECD is able to assist the 60 recipients of the ThreeStar Grants by investing in locally-driven projects that transform communities,” Amy New, assistant commissioner of Community and Rural Development, said. “We are proud to partner with these communities as they continue to work collaboratively to enhance their economic landscape.”

In total, TNECD is awarding $955,000 to Tennessee communities through this round of the ThreeStar Grant program. TNECD is committed to helping communities in the areas that they prioritize on a local level. The projects are new programs or expand upon existing programs.

The grants have been awarded to the following counties:

Anderson $5,000

Benton $25,000

Campbell $25,000

Cannon $5,000

Carroll $25,000

Chester $15,000

Claiborne $10,000

Clay $25,000

Cocke $25,000

Crockett $5,000

Cumberland $15,000

Decatur $25,000

DeKalb $15,000

Fentress $15,000

Giles $5,000

Grainger $25,000

Grundy $25,000

Hamblen $5,000

Hamilton $5,000

Hardeman $25,000

Hardin $25,000

Hawkins $15,000

Haywood $25,000

Henderson $15,000

Henry $5,000

Hickman $15,000

Humphreys $5,000

Jackson $25,000

Johnson $25,000

Lake $15,000

Lauderdale $25,000

Lawrence $15,000

Lewis $25,000

Macon $5,000

Marion $5,000

Marshall $5,000

McMinn $15,000

Meigs $25,000

Monroe $15,000

Moore $5,000

Morgan $25,000

Obion $15,000

Perry $25,000

Pickett $15,000

Polk $15,000

Rhea $15,000

Roane $5,000

Scott $25,000

Sequatchie $5,000

Smith $5,000

Stewart $15,000

Tipton $5,000

Trousdale $5,000

Unicoi $25,000

Union $25,000

Van Buren $25,000

Warren $15,000

Wayne $25,000

Weakley $15,000.

White $15,000

Each application was supported by the community’s senator and representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly.