Greenland, Elkins Receive Grants For Public Safety Needs

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO Michael Woods • @NWAMICHAELW Brad Smith, left, and Robert Hagan, with the Greenland maintenance department, work on helping local residents during the annual spring cleaning event in the parking lot of the Community Center on Saturday afternoon in Greenland. Greenland and Elkins received about $20,000 in grants from the state for rural development and projects. Greenland is going to be using theirs to fix up the town’s community center, give it a new roof and a generator.

About $20,000 in state grant money is going to two Washington County communities for public safety projects.

By The Numbers

Grant Program

The Arkansas Department of Rural Services gives out $500,000 each year in three grant cycles to towns with fewer than 3,000 people. Recipients must match the grant amount.

• Elkins Volunteer Fire Department: $4,698 for compressed air tanks

• Greenland: $15,000 for community center renovations

Source: Staff Report

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