Hampton Fire Department Accepts Rural Community Grant

Hampton Fire Chief, Jim Welch and Administrative Clerk, Jamie Henson accepted a $75,000 grant to Hampton.

Hampton Fire Department Accepts Rural Community Grant

LITTLE ROCK- Gov. Asa Hutchinson presented $75,000 to City of Hampton(Calhoun County) from Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Rural Services Division at a ceremony held Oct. 24 at the Arkansas State Capitol. In total, some $500,000 was awarded to 49 communities throughout Arkansas. The City of Hampton will receive $75,000.00 in funding to expand their current fire station building..

The grants fall into one of three programs: the Rural Community Grant Program, the County Fair Building Grant Program, and the Arkansas Unpaved Roads Grant Program. All require a 50 percent matching grant to be eligible for the programs.

A total of $318,505 was awarded to 28 cities and counties under the Rural Community Grant Program. Applicants from incorporated towns of less than 3,000 in population and unincorporated rural areas are eligible for up to $15,000 in matching funds under the program for community development and fire protection projects.



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