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Federal Disaster Aid to Local Governments Helping Rebuild Arkansas Communities

Federal officials today estimated more than $11.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from this winter’s severe storms and flooding.

10 Arkansas Families to Have Homes of Their Own with Help from $70K Grant

Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County recently received a $70,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and Bank of the Ozarks, an FHLB Dallas member institution. The funds will be used to reduce the mortgage principal for 10 low-income, first-time homebuyers, thus lowering their monthly payments.

U.S. Commerce Department Invests $1.25 Million to Upgrade Infrastructure and Support Investment in Arkansas

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Independence County in Arkansas to upgrade critical infrastructure that will support the expansion of the poultry industry.

SNAP Grant Helps Former Truck Driver Fix His Home for the Long Haul

Retired long-haul truck driver Kenneth Hinkston, 62, has had his lower back fused, a metal rod put in his neck, and screws in his right ankle from "years of sitting and being pounded going across the road." When his home needed repairs, he was limited by finances and physical ability. Through Universal Housing Development Corporation, Mr. Hinkston learned about the Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas)

HUD ANNOUNCES KEY GRANTS TO HELP ARKANSAS’S SMALL BUSINESSES, PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION FUNDS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formally awarded $1.5 million to boost economic development in the Lower Mississippi River Delta Region. This funding is provided through the Delta Community Capital Initiative.

Boozman, Cotton, Crawford Announce Rural Development Grants for Cleburne and Jackson Counties

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) along with Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) today announced that Mountain Top Public Water Authority in Heber Springs is the recipient of a $114,000 grant and $243,000 loan to extend water service to new users. Campbell Station will receive a $5,000 grant to begin correcting problems with its wastewater lift station and pumps

Griffin: New Arkansas Veterans Home Construction Made Eligible for Federal Grant

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs included Arkansas on its FY2014 Priority Group 1 List of pending State Veteran Home Construction Grant Projects

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 Celebrates Funds to Help Low-Income Families Build Homes in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Madison,...

Harrison, AR - October 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today celebrated the awarding of a $542,349 Self-Help Housing grant to the Northwest Regional Housing Authority of Harrison, to help 33 low-income families build their own homes. The grant is made possible through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Grant Program.

Lincoln Announces $52,000 Grant to Help Low-Income Families Renovate Homes in Cross, Lee, Monroe,...

Fargo, AR - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced the Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation will receive a $52,738 Housing Preservation Grant to help ten low-income families renovate their homes in Cross, Lee, Monroe and St. Francis counties. The grant is made possible through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Grant Program

Lincoln, Pryor Announce $84K in Housing Assistance for Northwest Arkansas Veterans

Washington, DC - October 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor today announced that the Fayetteville Housing Authority will receive an $84,393 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant to help 25 local veterans secure affordable housing.

Lincoln, Pryor Announce Funds to Help Low-Income Families Build Homes in Crawford, Sebastian Counties

Washington, DC - July 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor today announced that Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. will receive a $312,500 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help low-income families build their own homes.

Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Snyder, Ross Announce Grants to Develop and Improve Public Housing in...

Washington, DC - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that 106 housing authorities in Arkansas will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under its Capital Fund program to develop, modernize and better manage public housing units in Arkansas.

Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder, Ross Announce $2.6M in Housing Assistance and Urban Revitalization Grants for...

Washington, DC - May 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that four Arkansas cities will receive $2,663,373 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help improve urban communities and provide housing for low-income individuals.

Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Snyder, Ross Announce $7M in Housing Assistance and Urban Revitalization Grants...

Washington, DC - April 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that eight Arkansas cities will receive $7,029,568 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help improve urban communities and provide housing for low-income individuals and those living with HIV/AIDS

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Arkansas Congressional Delegation Introduces Bill Giving States Power to Reject Federal...

U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced legislation to restore the right of states to approve or disapprove of electric transmission projects before the federal government exercises its power to take private property

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RUTLEDGE ANNOUNCES IZARD COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR PROPERTY THEFT

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of an Izard County man for property theft by deception. Clifton Davis pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court and was sentenced to five years probation and to pay $5,232 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program, $500 in fines and court costs