Jonesboro doles out Community Block grants

by Talk Business & Politics staff (staff2@talkbusiness.net) 81 views 

The city of Jonesboro has doled four Community Development Block grants to nonprofits organizations in the city. The funding totals $77,142 and provides $25,209 to Mid-South Health Systems, $20,000 to El Centro Hispano, $19,952 to Habitat for Humanity and $11,981 to West End Neighborhood Association.

“The CDBG Advisory Committee selected these four nonprofits from applications received,” said City Director of Community Development and Grants Tiffny Calloway.

The city’s total CDBG allocation is $622,310, a 7% increase from 2017. The rest of the funding will be used for first-time home buyers, housing rehabilitations for low- to moderate-income residents, and public facility improvements.”

Mayor Harold Perrin said the nonprofit grant recipients have a long record of serving the community.

“If you give money to these organizations, you can trust it will be well spent and serve Jonesboro well,” Perrin said. “I am more than proud of the work these entities do and I know I can depend on them to get the most out of their donations.”

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