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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at Office of Emergency Management, Lonoke County Courthouse Annex, 200 North Center Street, Lonoke, AR 72086 for the purpose of identifying and prioritizing the community needs of Lonoke County, determining whether an application for Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program (ACEDP) funds should be developed and if so, for what community need. Also, comments on proposed project activities will be discussed, especially those with possible impacts on the community, should the project receive funding.


ACEDP funds are federal assistance received by the State of Arkansas and administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. These funds will be made available to cities and counties according to need and can be used for community facilities, public infrastructure, or economic development, but must address one of the following objectives:


1. Provide benefit to low and moderate income families,

2. Aid in the prevention of slum and blight, or

3. Meet other community needs, which pose a serious, immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where no other funding is available to meet such needs.


All residents of Lonoke County are encouraged to attend the hearing and participate in the community development process. Lonoke County will provide technical assistance in developing proposals by groups representing low- and moderate-income persons.


Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations including interpreter service, Braille, large print, or recorded materials, please contact Conya Spencer at 902 N. Center Street, Lonoke, AR no later than August 15, 2023, 4:30 p.m. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and non-English speaking individuals provided that a 2 day notice is received by the Lonoke County.


Lonoke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Doug Erwin

Lonoke County Judge

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