AEDC grants total $34,000 in county

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Holiday Island, Oak Grove and the Carroll County Fair Association are among the recipients of community grants announced Tuesday, June 2, by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Division of Rural Services.

The Division of Rural Services awarded 39 Arkansas counties and communities a total of $317,571.78 through two grant programs: the Rural Community Grant Program and the County Fair Building Grant Program.

Holiday Island and Oak Grove each were awarded $15,000 through the Rural Community Grant program. Under this program, applicants from incorporated towns of less than 3,000 in population and unincorporated rural areas are eligible for up to $15,000 in matching funds for community development and fire protection projects.

The Carroll County Fair Association was awarded $4,000 through the County Fair Building Grant Program. Under this program, county fairs located in counties with a population of less than 55,000 are eligible for up to $4,000 for construction, renovation or general improvements of buildings or purchase of items shown to directly improve the building or the services that the county fair association may provide. 

Both the Rural Community Grant Program and the County Fair Building Grant Program require a 50 percent match for counties and communities to qualify. 

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