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Western Arkansas Planning & Development District

Welcome to the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District! Founded in 1966, WAPDD serves the six counties of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian by providing a variety of resources, services and information. In this role, we assist area leaders and residents in areas like community and economic development, workforce development, transportation improvement, emergency 911 services and much more.

“The mission of the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District is to foster community and economic growth in our local economy by providing community and economic development, workforce innovation, transportation and emergency planning and various other professional services in support of our Region.  We are the central catalyst for community-centered economic development that links our counties, cities and businesses with state, federal and private resources to aid in a higher quality of life while promoting future growth for all citizens of Western Arkansas.”

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AEDC awards Hatfield $100,000 grant for bridge replacement on Buddy Bean Drive

October 18, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (October 18, 2018) – Hatfield was one of 16 cities and counties presented awards totaling more than $3 million by Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a ceremony Oct. 18 at the State Capitol.

The City of Hatfield received a $100,000 grant for bridge replacement on Buddy Bean Drive.
The funds originate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) State Program for Small Cities and are administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Grants Division.
To be eligible for CDBG funds, communities must have a population of less than 50,000 and at least 51 percent of the persons benefitting from the project must be of low- to moderate-income.

For more information about the AEDC Grants Division or the CDBG grant program, visit www.arkansasedc.com/grants or call 501-682-7682.

 

Pictured from Left to Right: Senator Larry Teague; Larry Denton; Mayor Linda Denton; Tracee McKenna, Western Arkansas Planning and Development District; John Maddox; Governor Asa Hutchinson; AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston; AEDC Grants Division Director Jean Noble; and AEDC Grants Manager Carol Bray

 

 

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