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Arkansas Department of Rural Services

Department of Rural Services and AEDC partner to fund community centers, fire stations, and fire equipment for communities with a population of 3,000 or less. At least 51% of persons benefiting must be low-income.

Other grants include County Fair Building Grant, Community Enhancement and Rural Community Development.

Contact:  Rural Community Development and Fire Protection Program

101 East Capitol, Suite 202
Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Main Street Arkansas

The Main Street Arkansas provides access to the very best consulting and training services available for downtown revitalization. The National Main Street Center provides a network much like the network that Main Street Arkansas provides for local Main Street programs--for more than 40 states and more than 1,000 communities participating in the Main Street Four Point Approach to the downtown revitalization.

Contact:  Assistant Director

1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-2606


Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas

The Alliance's mission is to educate, advocate and assist preservation efforts across the state. Through educational programs centered on architectural heritage, advocating for preservation legislation in the halls of the State Capitol and at the local level, and assisting owners of historic properties with the means and expertise to preserve and restore historic structures, the Alliance is a statewide voice for preservation in Arkansas.

Contact:  Executive Director

323 Center Street, Suite 1201
P.O. Box 305
Little Rock, AR 72203

Certified Local Government

The Certified Local Government (CLG) program represents a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS), the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) and local governments (Arkansas cities and counties) to preserve historic resources at the local level.  An Arkansas city or county is eligible to participate in the CLG program if it has appointed a Historic District Commission (HDC) and has passed a local preservation ordinance designating one or more local historic districts, according to applicable state law.

Contact:  Program Coordinator

323 Center Street, Suite 1201
P.O. Box 305
Little Rock, AR 72203


Keep Arkansas Beautiful

Keep Arkansas Beautiful provides the tools and resources communities need to plan and carry our programs and projects to improve the environmental quality of life in Arkansas. From lesson plans and curriculum ideas for the classroom to supplies for your local litter pickup/cleanup event, KAB can provide tools to improve your community’s environmental quality and scenic beauty.

Contact:  Volunteer Services Coordinator

1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

Winrock International

U.S. Program’s point person for community and economic development, working with both public and private sector clients seeking to improve their communities. She focuses on how to improve local communities through business and community development. Linsley works directly with local government officials, nonprofit organization leaders and entrepreneurs providing mentoring services to increase economic opportunities.

Contact:  Program Officer

2101 Riverfront Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202