Grant Details

Arkansas Economic Development Commission - CDBG General Assistance^

  • Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
  • Arkansas
Maximum Grant Amount
April 12, 2024

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is accepting applications to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Assistance program.

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. 

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.

Grant requests should range from a minimum of $75,000 to a maximum of $300,000, including design fees. Water or wastewater projects for the construction of new systems or extensions of existing systems where new customers will be added are eligible to apply for up to $1 million. Administrative fees will be added to the announced award amount.

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Project Need
• Project Impact
• Project Readiness
• Citizen Participation
• Leverage
• LMI Benefit

Water/Wastewater applicants must obtain Water/Wastewater Advisory Committee (WWAC) approval of the project before applying for an ACEDP grant.

The WWAC meets monthly to review pre-applications.  Applicants must submit new projects to the WWAC no later than December 15th, for review at the January WWAC meeting, and so-on throughout the year.  Applicants must also submit LMI information with the WWAC pre-application packet.

Applicants must submit WWAC pre-applications on forms supplied by the WWAC. The WWAC will review submissions monthly according to WWAC policies and schedules.

For a list of eligible projects, grant amount limits, scoring criteria, and any other instruction on the application and award of projects from this category, please reference the current application for General Assistance.

Only non-entitlement cities and counties are eligible to apply.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 3/8/2024

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