Regional Conservation Partnership Program Grant

Potential partners are invited to propose RCPP projects where NRCS and partners co-invest in impactful and innovative solutions to on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Proposed projects must generate conservation benefits by addressing specific natural resource objectives in a State/multistate area or address one or more primary resource concerns within an NRCS-designated critical conservation area (CCA).

The deadline to submit proposals is April 13, 2022.

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Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism's Historic Preservation Grants

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) administers or assists with grant programs that seek to preserve the state's historic resources while broadening our appreciation of Arkansas history and historic preservation. There are three grant programs: County Courthouse Restoration Grants, Certified Local Government Grants and Historic Preservation Restoration Grants. Applications must be completed electronically. Courthouse Grant application deadline is Jan. 28, 2022. Historic Preservation Restoration application deadline is March 3, 2022.

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DHS Flood Mitigation Assistance

Counties are eligible to apply as subapplicants for the Dept. of Homeland Security Flood Mitigation Assistance program. It makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.

The application deadline is Jan. 28, 2022.

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Arkansas Unpaved Roads Program

In 2015, Act 898 of the 90th General Assembly officially established the Arkansas Unpaved Roads Grant Program The program is currently housed at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Natural Resources, and will fund more than $300,000 worth of projects in Arkansas counties.

The Program’s goals are to:

  • Fund safe, efficient, and environmentally sound projects for the maintenance of dirt and gravel roads that have been identified as sources of sediment or dust.
  • Provide training to road maintenance professionals on techniques of dirt and gravel road maintenance that minimize negative impacts to water and air quality.
  • Conduct demonstrations of new and innovative techniques of dirt and gravel road construction and maintenance to assist in training of road crews and to more broadly share Best Management Practices.

All 75 Arkansas counties are eligible to apply for program funding through the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Natural Resources. Applications for funding are due each March 1.

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Rural Energy for America Program grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting applications for grants and loan guarantees through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Rural small businesses and agricultural producers are eligible to apply for grants and loans to fund renewable energy systems and to purchase, install and construct energy efficiency improvements. State and local governments are eligible to apply for funding to conduct energy audits and provide development assistance.

The deadline to submit loan and grant combined applications is March 31, 2022.

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Congress created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in 1974 to benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevent and eliminate conditions of slum or blight, and address other urgent community development needs. Eligible applicants include cities and counties with a population of under 50,000 with a low- to moderate-income (LMI) population of at least 51 percent, or for projects which benefit a targeted eligible clientele. Only cities and counties may apply for CDBG grants. Grants cannot be made directly to non-profit or for-profit groups or individuals. However, cities and counties may apply for projects that will benefit non-profit groups, for-profit companies, or LMI persons.

The deadline to submit General Assistance Applications is April 15, 2022.

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