Officials Want Public To Give Opinions On How To Best Allocate $26 Million Funds

Mar 31, 2013

In the upcoming fiscal year, Arkansas will receive about $26 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Officials with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission say they want public’s opinions on how to best allocate the funds.

Spokesman Scott Harding says they are holding public hearings.

“It’s so important to engage the public when distributing public funds. We received this and this is being distributed to different programs to around the state. And it’s so important that Arkansans share their thoughts because ultimately this is going to benefit them,” said Harding.

The public hearings will be conducted at these sites:

North Little Rock, April 1 at 11.00 a.m.

Arkansas Municipal League

301 W. 2nd St.

Paragould, April 2 at 11.00 a.m.

Community Center

3404 Linwood Dr.

McGehee, April 9 at 11.00 a.m.

City Hall

901 Holly St.

The meetings are hosted by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), in partnership with the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA), the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).