Education & Training

Education & Training

Pryor Announces $10.5 Million to Expand Job Training Programs at Arkansas Community Colleges

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today announced that eight community colleges in Arkansas will receive a total of $10.5 million to expand education and career training programs for high-skill fields, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program, which was authorized by the stimulus bill

Lincoln, Pryor, Berry Announce $700,000 for Housing, Education, Small Business Loans

Washington, DC - August 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representative Marion Berry (AR-01) today announced that First Bank of the Delta in West Helena has been selected to receive $700,000 through the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Program. The funds will help First Bank provide affordable home mortgages, affordable housing development loans, education loans, home improvement loans, and small business loans.

University of Arkansas Receives Federal Grant

Washington, D.C. - October 07, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor along with U.S. Representative John Boozman (AR-03) today announced that the University of Arkansas is the recipient of an $832,684 grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program.

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Couple Sent to Prison for Scheme to Steal HUD Funds Intended...

Patrick C. Harris, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Tracey D. Montaño, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division, and Phyllis G. Robinson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—Office of Inspector General, announced today that Chief United States District Judge Brian S. Miller sentenced Rhonda Williams, 50, and her husband, Gary Williams, 59, both of Des Arc, Arkansas, to prison for their role in a scheme to steal money intended for use by the Cotton Plant Housing Authority