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Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program

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Arkansas Division of Rural Services
Mar 14, 2024

Becca Caldwell


The Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program awards matching funds to rural communities in Arkansas to improve quality of life, including emergency services and the development and improvement of community facilities.

Projects eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

  • Renovations, new construction, or additions to publicly owned buildings such as civic or community centers, senior or youth centers, libraries, and museums
  • Renovations, new construction, new equipment, or additions to parks and other publicly owned recreational facilities such as baseball or softball fields, landscape or beautification projects, park and picnic areas, and jogging/walking trails
  • Purchase of storm sirens or construction of publicly owned storm shelters accessible to the citizens of the entire community
  • Renovations, new construction, or additions to fire facilities
  • The purchase of fire protection equipment and vehicles
  • The rehabilitation and/or retrofitting of newly acquired equipment and vehicles

Incorporated cities and towns and unincorporated communities in rural Arkansas with populations less than 3,000 are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $15,000
Estimated total program funding: $600,000

Recipients are required to match the project budget with 50% cash or in-kind funds.

Application process

A link to the application packet is available on the program website.

Applicants must gain the approval of their local governing body, and the application must be signed by the county judge or mayor of the applicant community.

Completed application packets should be mailed to:

Arkansas Economic Development Commission,
Division of Rural Services
Attn: Becca Caldwell, Director
1 Commerce Way, Ste. 601
Little Rock, AR 72202

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Emergency medical services · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Arkansas

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