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Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant Program

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Arkansas Division of Rural Services
Aug 10, 2023

Becca Caldwell


The Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant Program provides funding for:

  • New construction or renovation of community centers or multi-purpose use buildings for the betterment of the community
  • New construction or renovation of fire stations
  • Purchase of fire trucks, specialized life-saving equipment such as "jaws of life," and protective clothing worn by fire fighters

Eligible applicants include:

  • Incorporated and unincorporated cities and towns in Rural Arkansas with less than 3,000 people
  • At least 51% of the population must be low to moderate income
  • Meet the criteria for a rural area, defined as "territory in the State of Arkansas that is not within the outer boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more according to the latest federal census or within such a city or town's neighboring urbanized areas"
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $75,000.

The applicant must be able to match 10% of the grant award with cash and/or in-kind property.

Application process

Prior to submission, applicants must hold a public hearing to document the need for the project. Details about the public meeting requirement are described in the application instructions.

Checklists and required forms are included in the application instructions, which may be found on the program website.

Completed application packets should be mailed to:

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

Tagged as
Capital funding · Clinics · Community and economic development · Emergency medical services · Healthcare facilities · Hospitals · Infrastructure · Public health · Arkansas

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