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|Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant Program (RSBGP)|
Grant funding for community centers, fire stations, fire trucks, specialized life-saving equipment such as "jaws of life" and protective clothing worn by fire fighters.
In accordance with the State of Arkansas Five Year Plan for Arkansas Housing, Community and Economic Development Programs the following entities are eligible for funding under the Rural Services Block Grant Program (RSBGP):
• Incorporated and unincorporated cities and towns in RURAL Arkansas with less than 3,000 people (verifiable by current US census information)
For forms and instructions about determining LMI Eligibility for your area See Attachment 1- Determining and Documenting Benefit to Low and Moderate Income Families which has been extracted from the Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program (ACEDP) Guidelines administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
In keeping with the Arkansas Department of Economic Development’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan, applications for Rural Services Block Grant Program (RSBGP) grant funds will be accepted for the following type projects (please contact the RSBGP Grants Coordinator to ensure that your project is eligible):
• New construction or renovation of community centers or multi-purpose use buildings for the
Question about project eligibility please contact the RSBGP Coordinator at 1-888-787-2527.
Seven hundred thousand dollars ($700,000) is available for distribution under the Rural Services Block Grant Program (RSBGP).
What is the Maximum Award?
Eligible projects may submit an application for up to $75,000.
10% match may be comprised of in-kind labor, in-kind materials or cash.
How to Apply:
The RSBGP application process requires that communities hold a public hearing and submit an application to be considered for grant funds. The process is as follows:
Public Hearing Requirement
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