Arkansas Department of Agriculture to offer grants for wildfire suppression kits
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division is now accepting applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant for wildfire suppression kits. Ninety wildfire suppression kits will be awarded this year across the state to rural volunteer fire departments. Nearly 400 kits have been distributed since 2014. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.
Arkansas Rural Connect Grant Program
Arkansas Rural Connect (ARC) is a grant program designed to expand the broadband footprint in rural Arkansas communities. The program will distribute at least $4.7 million in grants to partnerships between localities and internet service providers. These grants will help close the business case to provide 25/3 Mbps broadband to areas that lack a reliable, high-speed connection. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. However, applications can be submitted until all funds are expended.