Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Executive Director Mike Preston and Rural Services Director Alex Johnston presented $319,763.38 to 27 rural communities on Thursday, October 18, 2018.  The communities were selected for Fiscal Year 2019 Cycle I funding through the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program.

In attendance were representatives receiving an Arkansas Rural Community Development grant on behalf of Tuckerman in Jackson County.  The City of Tuckerman received $4,950.00 to rehabilitate 9 fire hydrants throughout the city.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Division of Rural Services works in partnership with the Arkansas Rural Development Commission to select the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Programs recipients. 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 Rural Services grant programs or other services, please contact the Division of Rural Services at 1-888-RURAL-AR.