Caraway Receives Rural Community Grant

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Pictured are, from left: ADRS Director John Andrews, Tommy Wilbanks, Governor Mike Beebe, Mayor Barry Riley, ARDC Chair Marvin Exum, ARDC Commissioner Peggy Williams. Not pictured: Senator David Burnett and Representative Homer Lenderman. (photo provided)

LITTLE ROCK- Governor Mike Beebe and Department of Rural Services Director John Andrews presented $92,131.59 to 11 rural communities at an awards ceremony on Oct. 22, held at the State Capitol in the Governor's Conference Room. The communities were selected for funding through the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program's Cycle 1 of fiscal year 2015.

In attendance were representatives receiving an Arkansas Rural Fire Protection Grant award on behalf of Caraway in Craighead County. The Caraway Fire Department received $2,540.74 to purchase radio and siren equipment.

The Department of Rural Services works in partnership with the Arkansas Rural Development Commission to administer the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Programs in three cycles each year. Incorporated cities and towns and unincorporated communities in rural areas of less than 3,000 in population are eligible to apply for assistance through the mayor or county judge's office.

For more information about the Department of Rural Services and their grant programs contact Rural Services at 1-888-RURAL-AR.

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