Investigation shows Arkansas legislators directed state grant money to 2 organizations

Tiny college, treatment center got grants totaling $1.4 million

Posted: September 3, 2017 at 4:29 a.m.
Updated: September 5, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Tiny Ecclesia College in Springdale has been the recipient of $717,500 in state grant money, through 11 different state legislators. The Bible-based school has about 150 students.

Arkansas legislators directed more state grant money to a tiny Bible-based college in Springdale and to a Bentonville addiction treatment provider and its affiliates than almost any other nonprofit in the state, an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette investigation shows.

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