The Arkansas Department of, Heritage, and announced over $3.6 million worth of Grants to projects across 25 counties in the state.
The grants are split into two categories: Matching Grants and Facilities for Underdeveloped Neighborhoods (FUN)Grants.
“TheGrants Program has provided $47.2 million in matching grants since 1988 and nearly $11 million in FUN Grants since 1991,” said Arkansas Department of , Heritage and Secretary Stacy Hurst. “There’s no question that these grants to Arkansas cities and counties have been impactful and led to increased access to and improved quality of life for our state’s residents. These monies help create opportunities for the public to get outside and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.”
Project Officers guide the committee regarding eligibility, feasibility, and project history. Close to 200 site visits are carried out annually to help local communities.
Matching Grant recipients of the grants include:
- Johnson ( ) to replace play equipment, resurface existing basketball court, and develop new restrooms, a pavilion, volleyball facility, amenities, accessibility and fencing at Johnson City , $225,000.
- Lowell ( ) to develop an all-inclusive playground with shade structure, accessibility and fencing at KJ Memorial , $225,000.
- ( ) to develop restrooms, install new play equipment and improve access at Muddy Fork , $119,699.32.
2022 FUN Grant recipients of the grants include:
- ( ) to develop a new with play area and accessible pathways at the Community Center, $75,000.
- to install new play equipment, landscaping, and benches, and improve accessibility in Brentwood Community , $44,752.
Visit OutdoorGrants.com to learn more about theGrants Program or contact Matt McNair at (501) 682-1227.