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Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program (ACEDP) - General Assistance Funding

Grants to Arkansas Eligible Cities and Counties for Community
Projects that Benefit Low-to-Moderate Income Residents

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Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)

Deadline Date:

03/27/20 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants starting at $75,000 to Arkansas eligible cities and counties for public facility and infrastructure projects. Funding is intended to support projects that benefit individuals of low-to-moderate income, eliminate conditions of slum and blight, and address urgent community needs. Only non-entitlement cities and counties are eligible to apply.

The General Assistance set-aside is designed to provide cities and counties with the opportunity to apply for grant assistance for a variety of public infrastructure and public facility projects.

Funding for General Assistance is designed to provide cities and counties with the opportunity to apply for grant assistance for a variety of projects not covered under other funding categories. Applicants may apply for assistance for any eligible project that meets the following criteria:

  1. The project must meet one of the national objectives of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program:  benefit to low- to moderate-income persons, elimination of conditions of slum or blight, or to address an urgent need.
  2. The activity to be undertaken is an eligible activity under the regulations that govern the CDBG program.
  3. The project must address one of the goals and objectives described in the current Consolidated Plan.
  4. The project must not be eligible for funding under any of the other line items in the current Action Plan.

Funding will generally be provided for public infrastructure
and public facility projects.

The following activities are eligible within the General Assistance Program.  If any activity is not noted within the list below, please consult a member of the AEDC Grants Division in order to determine if any other proposed activities are eligible for the program.  

  • Senior centers;
  • Child care centers;
  • Local county health units;
  • Homeless shelters (excludes costs for operation);
  • Accredited public libraries;
  • Fire and/or rescue buildings, including fire trucks and fire equipment;
  • Removal of architectural barriers from city hall or county courthouses for accessibility;
  • Street, curb, gutter, sidewalk, or storm sewer;
  • Flood control and drainage;
  • Tornado-safe shelters in manufactured home parks;
  • Water and wastewater (must use Water/Wastewater application)
All General Assistance projects funded, and CDBG-funded project activities, must meet a National Objective of the CDBG Program. This includes:
  • Benefiting low-to-moderate income persons (LMI); (including on an area basis or serving a limited clientele);
  • Elimination of conditions of slum or blight, or,
  • Address an urgent need.
For more information see Section 1:A of the Application Guidelines.
A project or project activity that fails to meet one of these specified national objectives is ineligible for CDBG resources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169700

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$6,398,447

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests should range from a minimum of $75,000 to a maximum of $200,000, including design fees.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include all Arkansas cities and counties under 50,000 in population except for 13 entitlement cities” which receive their own funds directly from HUD.

Entitlement cities include:
- Little Rock
- North Little Rock
- Conway
- Pine Bluff
- Fayetteville
- Springdale
- Rogers
- Fort Smith
- Hot Springs
- Texarkana
- Jacksonville
- Jonesboro
- West Memphis

The following activities are ineligible within the General Assistance Program. If any activity is not noted within the list below, and is not listed as an eligible activity, please consult a member of the AEDC Grants Division in order to determine if any other proposed activities are eligible for the program.

- Buildings used predominantly for the general conduct of government such as: City and halls; County administrative buildings, State Capitols, and 0ffice buildings or other facilities in which the legislative or general administrative affairs of the government are conducted.
- General government expenses, except those costs that are directly attributable to administration of a local CDBG program;
- Facilities or equipment used for political purposes or to engage in other political activities;
- Purchase of equipment except as set forth in Section 1:L of the Application Guidelines;
- Generally, any expense associated with repairing, operating, or maintaining public facilities, improvements and services. For specific exceptions see Section 1:D of the Application Guidelines;
- Facilities or equipment used for political purposes or to engage in other political activities;
- Purchase of equipment except as set forth in Section 1:L of the Application Guidelines;
- Generally, any expense associated with repairing, operating, or maintaining public facilities, improvements and services. For specific exceptions see Section 1:D of the Application Guidelines;
- For income payments for housing including: Payments for income maintenance; Housing allowances; Down payments; Mortgage subsidies.

Pre-Application Information:

General Assistance applications will be accepted until March 27, 2020. Applications will be accepted during this period based on U.S. Postal Service postmark date or date of delivery by other means.

Grant awards will be made before July 1, 2020.

It is strongly recommended that applicants seek assistance in completing the application from the Planning & Development District that serves their area, or from a private or non-profit professional administrator who has received training from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

There is no match required.

Successful applicants will be notified approximately 60 days after the deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jean Noble, PCED
Director, Grants Management
Phone: (501) 682-7389
Email: jnoble@arkansasedc.com

Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Grants Management Division
900 West Capitol, Suite 400
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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