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$11M awarded to Arkansas communities

Fifty Arkansas cities and counties will split more than $11 million to improve their communities
Fifty Arkansas cities and counties will split more than $11 million to improve their communities
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 3:54 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Fifty Arkansas cities and counties will split more than $11 million to improve their communities

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced Thursday it had awarded $6.42 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

The grants, according to a news release, were awarded under the General Assistance set-aside which provides grants for a variety of non-housing public facility and infrastructure projects.

An additional $4,539,427 was awarded to 24 cities and counties from the CDBG-CV set-aside to assist in community-level recovery, prevention, and preparation efforts related to coronavirus.

The 26 General Assistance projects include:

  • Anthonyville, Crittenden County, Sewer Pumps, $150,000
  • Ben Lomond, Sevier County, Rehab Water Tank, $297,170
  • Branch, Franklin County, Water Tank and Water Lines, $240,426
  • Brinkley, Monroe County, Rehab Sewer and Manholes, $299,873
  • Cabot, Lonoke County, Drainage Improvements, $300,000
  • Columbia County, Library Roof, $300,000
  • Dumas, Desha County, Drainage Improvements, $275,793
  • Emmett, Nevada County, Water Tank Rehab, $235,000
  • Fairfield Bay, Van Buren County, Senior Center Generator, $83,250
  • Franklin County, Learning Center Renovation, $272,835
  • Gravette, Benton County, Water Line Rehab, $300,000
  • Holly Grove, Monroe County, Water Tank Rehab, $97,130
  • Judsonia, White County, Rehab Wastewater, $300,000
  • Keo, Lonoke County, Sewer Line Rehab, $299,173
  • Lincoln, Washington County, Sewer Line Rehab, $285,285
  • Marion, Crittenden County, Sultana Disaster Museum, $300,000
  • Marmaduke, Greene County, Sidewalks, $193,470
  • McNeil, Columbia County, Sewer Rehab, $299,570
  • Montrose, Ashley County, Sewer Rehab, $300,000
  • Mountain View, Stone County, Renovate Bridge, $199,730
  • Nashville, Howard County, Water Rehab, $300,000
  • O’Kean, Randolph County, Drainage, $200,000
  • Perrytown, Hempstead County, Water Rehab, $300,000
  • Searcy, White County, Senior Center Improvements, $86,266
  • Sharp County, Child Care Center, $300,000
  • Yellville, Marion County, Wastewater Rehab, $205,590

The 24 CDBG-CV projects include:

  • Booneville, Logan County, Senior Center Expansion, $281,650
  • Cedarville, Crawford County, Renovate Elementary School Cafeteria, $296,009
  • Cleburne County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Program Equipment, $84,689
  • Dallas County, COVID-19 Pandemic and Emergency Response Center, $268,480
  • Earle, Crittenden County, Community Center Roof, $259,000
  • Franklin County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Equipment, $97,602
  • Fulton County, Hospital Generator for negative pressure rooms, $76,271
  • Fulton County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Equipment, $122,300
  • Independence County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Equipment, $87,675
  • Izard County, Senior Center Improvements, $125,078
  • Jackson County, Senior Center HVAC and equipment, $85,234
  • Lafayette County, Emergency Response Center, $300,000
  • Monroe County, Mid-Delta Health Systems Improvements, $300,000
  • Mulberry, Crawford, Food Pantry Equipment, $286,855
  • Newport, Jackson County, Outdoor WiFi Center at Library, $165,765
  • Parkin, Cross County, Fire Station Construction, $299,890
  • Randolph County, Renovate Black River Area Development Building, $300,000
  • Searcy, White County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Equipment, $155,548
  • Sevier County, UA Cossatot Med Lab Tech Equipment, $292,078
  • Sharp County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Equipment, $126,994
  • Stone County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Equipment, $126,994
  • Van Buren, Crawford County, Renovate Boys and Girls Club, $148,380
  • Van Buren County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Equipment, $125,370
  • Woodruff County, Senior Center Meals on Wheels Equipment, $127,565

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