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Emergency Management, First Responders in Region 8 to Get Federal Funds

NEWPORT, AR - First responders, emergency management and law enforcement officials in three Region 8 communities that have been affected by flooding and severe weather conditions in recent months will receive federal funds from the USDA's Rural Development program.

Izard County will receive a $17,000 grant through USDA to purchase equipment for emergency management.

Jackson County is in line for a $15,000 grant, which will be used to fund the purchase of two new police cars for the Jackson County Sheriff's Dept.

Mammoth Spring will receive a $13,000 grant through USDA to purchase an Early Warning Siren System.

 

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