An effort to offer inmate programs at Warren County Jail has received a $25,000 boost.
The county Budget and Finance Committee, followed by the county Financial Management Committee, met Thursday evening and considered a $25,000 ThreeStar grant earmarked for upgrades within the jail’s new program space.
“This grant will do wi-fi and fiber networking in the new program space at the jail,” said County Executive Jimmy Haley. “Plus, a computer for the program director and instructor as well as laptops for the inmates to use. Plus, a smart board.”
An interactive smart board connects to the computer and a projector. They have been integrated into classrooms for years.
It allows all class members to interact with computer materials.
ThreeStar grants totaling $2.4 million were awarded to 54 counties in Tennessee.
They will help counties with education, workforce development, health, tourism and more.
“The ThreeStar grant program is a valuable tool that assists counties focused on making strides in key areas,” said Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “TNECD is proud to assist these 54 counties as they develop asset-based strategic plans and invest responsibly in their communities.”
Both committees unanimously approved receipt of the grant.