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[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 3,396 views]
Arkansas to receive $6 million to help low-achieving schools

ARKANSAS–Arkansas will receive nearly $6 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program at the U. S. Department of Education, the Arkansas Department of Education announced earlier this month.
The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010.
“We are strongly committed to improving education for all students. When a school continuously performs in the bottom five percent and shows no sign of progress, we know that …

Weekly federal grant roundup »

[31 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,637 views]
Grant roundup for October

We at First Arkansas News are working to provide readers with frequent updates of federal grants and other money that is being given throughout the state. We’ve decided to provide these updates once a month, to share the grants announced the previous month.
The updates will include all the notifications we’ve received of federal grants, etc. since the last update. All of these monies are announced on behalf of Arkansas’ federal legislators: U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor; and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04).
Arkansas …

Weekly federal grant roundup »

[28 Oct 2010 | One Comment | 3,218 views]
Grant roundup for September

We at First Arkansas News are working to provide readers with frequent updates of federal grants and other money that is being given throughout the state. Look for these updates to happen several times a month using a similar graphic and headline. Obviously, in recent weeks we’ve been more lax but we are working to be more diligent.
The updates will include all the notifications we’ve received of federal grants, etc. since the last update. All of these monies are announced on behalf of Arkansas’ federal legislators: U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and …

News, Weekly federal grant roundup »

[4 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 2,562 views]
Grant roundup: August 4, 2010

We at First Arkansas News are working to provide readers with frequent updates of federal grants and other money that is being given throughout the state. Look for these updates to happen just about every week using a similar graphic and headline.
The updates will include all the notifications we’ve received of federal grants, etc. since the last update. All of these monies are announced on behalf of Arkansas’ federal legislators: U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor; and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04).
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[16 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 4,041 views]
Millions in grants announced

Millions of dollars will be funneled to various agencies, programs and organizations throughout Arkansas, according to several announcements made Thursday and Friday.
The announcement came via press release from U.S. senatorial and congressional offices including:  Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, and Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04).
The announcements were as follows:
$22.3 million for economic/community development
Arkansas will receive $22,346,252 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve local communities through economic development initiatives, public infrastructure investments, and rehabilitation of buildings …