Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant Program
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Arkansas Division of Rural Services
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
- 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"
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.
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
Checklists and required forms are included in the
application instructions, which may be found on the
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
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