ThreeStar is a strategic community development program developed to improve economic attainment, placing emphasis on five focus areas: (1) jobs and economic development, (2) fiscal strength and efficient government, (3) public safety, (4) education and workforce development, and (5) health and welfare. Participating counties meet best practices criteria in the focus areas, submit required documents, and complete an activity plan report. Annual grants are available to counties to develop projects for improvement in one or more focus areas.

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Key Performance Indicators:

  • Award 65 ThreeStar grants during 2017
  • 85 counties will meet the ThreeStar requirements during 2017