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Alex Johnston, Rural Services Director
For Immediate Release
Guy Receives Rural Services Block Grant
Little Rock, AR: Governor Asa Hutchinson, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston, AEDC VP of Operations Amy Fecher and Rural Services Director Alex Johnston presented $971,204.94 to 14 rural communities selected for funding through the Rural Services Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2017. The grant awards were distributed October 13th at an awards ceremony held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the Arkansas State Capitol.
In attendance were representatives receiving an Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant award on behalf of Guy in Faulkner County. ity of Guy is receiving $68,812.02 to renovate a church into a community center/library.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Division of Rural Services works in partnership with the Arkansas Rural Development Commission to select the Rural Services Block Grant recipients. The grant program is funded through HUD's Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program and is administered for the State and Rural Services through a partnership with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Grants Division. Incorporated cities and towns and unincorporated communities in rural areas of less than 3,000 in population and that are 51% or above on the low-to-moderate income scale are eligible to apply for assistance through the mayor or county judge’s office.
For more information about the Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant Program or other funding opportunities, please contact the Division of Rural Services at 1-888-RURALAR.
Pictured from Left to Right:
Amanda Adaire, CAPDD
Mayor Sam Higdon
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Debra Garcia, AEDC
Senator Missy Irvin
AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston
ARDC Commissioner Jamie Pafford-Gresham
AEDC VP Amy Fecher
Rural Services Director Alex Johnston