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Grant to bring financial sessions to 6 counties

By: 10 July 2010 One Comment

Little Rock– A grant from the USDA Rural Development will provide financial education and information to people in six counties.

The Arkansas Human Development Corporation received the $98,000 grant, AHDC executive director Clevon Young said Friday afternoon. Federal grants are generally announced through congressional offices first then the receiving agency receives formal confirmation, Young explained.

The grant will provide several means of financial information and education including financial literacy sessions, forums for information from various types of lenders and conferences about starting or expanding a business. Sometimes the forums and sessions will be intertwined with the conferences. The programs will be held in six counties: Benton, Columbia, Desha, Miller, Mississippi and Sevier.

There is a fourth component to the grant, which is to providing funding for the AHDC to continue publishing its quarterly newsletter, “Tomorrow’s Entrepreneur,” Young said.

The programs for the various sessions, forums and conferences have been planned but the events have not yet been scheduled. Once they are scheduled, the information will be announced on the AHDC’s website and through local media.

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