Federal grant to fund safe room project in Peach Orchard | Community Spirit
The people of Peach Orchard will have a safe place to go when tornadoes threaten, thanks to a federal block grant.
Governor Mike Beebe announced Wednesday in Little Rock that the Clay County town was one of 13 Arkansas cities and counties to share in $2,488,596 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Peach Orchard will receive $122,646 to build a safe room.
The other cities receiving funds include:
- DeQueen: $178,090 for wastewater lines
- Elkins: $203,000 for a senior center
- Haynes: $142,200 for a youth entrepreneur center
- Monticello: $203,000 for a senior center
- Plainview: $190,000 for a childcare center
- Pleasant Plains: $300,000 for a childcare center
- Siloam Springs: $203,000 for a senior center
- Stuttgart: $220,000 for a roof for the community center
- Trumann: $82,500 for an adult education center
And the following counties:
- Boone County: $203,000 for a senior center
- Sevier County: $325,000 for a county health unit
- Woodruff County: $116,160 for a food pantry
The grants will be administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s (AEDC) Grants Division.
For more information on AEDC’s Grants Division, visit www.arkansasedc.com or call (501) 682-1211.