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[18 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,438 views]
Health care, ed to benefit from $102 million broadband grant

Spending from the grant will include:
• $28 million to construct fiber optic network routes to serve community colleges
• $22 million for telemedicine equipment for hospitals, clinics and home health sites
• $5 million for network equipment for community colleges
• $24 million for connectivity lease charges for participating sites
• $23 million for network infrastructure

LITTLE ROCK–A major grant announced Wednesday in Little Rock will benefit public entities across the state by expanding the broadband capabilities.
The $102 million grant, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program …

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[5 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 1,262 views]
Airports, drug enforcement to receive millions

ARKANSAS–Two multi-million dollar grants benefiting Arkansas were announced late Thursday afternoon.
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority will receive $5,091,697 and the city of Fort Smith will receive $1,240,946 in Federal Aviation Administration grant monies to make improvements at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and the Fort Smith Regional Airport, respectively.
Funds will be used to expand the terminal building at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Highfill so it can serve additional aircraft and passengers, according to the press release from the offices of U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark …

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[10 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 992 views]
Grant to bring financial sessions to 6 counties

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 …