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16 communities awarded $3 million in HUD grants

LITTLE ROCK — Sixteen Arkansas cities and counties will receive $3.3 million in Community Development Block Grants, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.

Lonoke County received $216,000 for a neighborhood facility.

The grants will be administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Grants Division. To be eligible for CDBG funds, communities must have a population of less than 50,000 and a majority of households earning low to moderate incomes.

Those communities awarded elsewhere in the state:

—Alma, senior center, $203,000

—Cave City, child care center, $325,000

—Cove, street improvement/drainage, $150,382

—Crawfordsville, library, $99,000

—Dewitt, neighborhood facility, $213,220

—Harrison, community center, $78,000

—Jericho, road/street improvements, $216,000

—Marianna, road/street improvements, $212,000

—Morrilton, senior center, $203,000

Counties awarded:

—Columbia County, childcare center, $165,000

—Dallas County, senior center, $203,000

—Dallas County, neighborhood facility, $216,000

—Hempstead County, public health facility, $325,000

—Saline County, neighborhood facility, $216,000

—Stone County, food pantry, $60,000

—Woodruff County, senior center, $203,000

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