LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (October 10, 2017) – Governor Asa Hutchinson presented grants totaling $1,824,282 to 11 Arkansas cities and counties at a ceremony held at the State Capitol on October 10, 2017. The funds originate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The City of Mulberry was awarded a $163,342 grant to expand the city library. The grant will be administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Grants Division. To be eligible for CDBG funds, communities must have a population of less than 50,000 and at least 51% of the persons benefiting from the project must be of low- to moderate-income.
For more information about the Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant Program or other funding opportunities, please contact the Division of Rural Services at 1-888-RURALAR.
Pictured from Left to Right: Eva White, Rubin Egerton, Jimmy Moore, Vonna Steele, Donna Moore, Kay Baxter, Tracy McKenna of Western Arkansas Planning and Development District, Mayor Gary Baxter, Grants Manager Brenda Rowell of AEDC, Governor Asa Hutchinson, ARDC Commissioner Claude Graves, AEDC VP of Operations Amy Fecher, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston, ARDC Commissioner Frank Lisko, ARDC Commissioner Lynn Caldwell Hawkins, ARDC Commissioner Jamie Pafford-Gresham, ARDC Commissioner Davis Bell