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Arkansas agency plans grant application workshops

October 29, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Workshops have been scheduled across Arkansas to help community and economic development leaders apply for grants offered by five different agencies and organizations.

Jean Noble, director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Grants Division, says local leaders should plan to attend the workshops. Noble says the grant programs are vitally important in improving the lives of many Arkansas citizens.

Workshops are scheduled next month in Newport, Clarksville, North Little Rock, Magnolia and Monticello. Participating agencies include the state Economic Development Commission as well as the Arkansas Department of Rural Services, the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, the Community Resource Group and the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

The Economic Development Commission administers Arkansas’s Community Development Block Grant program as well as several state-funded grant programs aimed at economic development.

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