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Two Region 8 Communities Get CDBG Grants

MAY 31, 2006 - Posted at 12:53 p.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Department of Economic Development has awarded Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to two northeast Arkansas cities for general assistance and innovative projects.  The new initiative helps cities and counties apply for grant assistance for a variety of projects not covered under other funding categories.

The following grant applications were approved:

Earle (Crittenden County): $220,220 to renovate a building to serve as a community and youth center.

Evening Shade (Sharp County): $140,000 to renovate a building for use as a public library.

The Arkansas Department of Economic Development administers the CDBG funds for Arkansas communities with populations of under 50,000 and a majority of households earning low-to-moderate incomes.

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