Archive for August 2015

Eureka Springs Receives $220,000.00 Grant from AEDC

Eureka Springs2The City of Eureka Springs received a $220,000.00 Community Development Block Grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. This project will allow the city to make some much needed improvements to their underground drainage system.

NWAEDD was proud to work with Eureka Springs Mayor Butch Berry and his staff, along with Jean Noble and the grants team at AEDC on this project.


Growing a Healthy Searcy County Receives $30,752.00 from the Walmart Foundation

“Growing a Healthy Searcy County”, through a coordinated effort with the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD), received a $30,752.00 contribution to assist with their summer food program. The grant – which was given to NWAEDD through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Marshall Check Presentation 1Program – will provide supplemental food for children to take home, gas cards for volunteers, advertising to promote the program, and the funding necessary to purchase commercial kitchen equipment at the Searcy County Civic Center.


“We are extremely grateful to Walmart for offering this grant opportunity so that as the need for our program grows, we will be able to continue to serve the children of Searcy County,” said Summer Lunch Program Coordinator Marie Morgan. “This generous grant will allow us to better utilize the civic center’s kitchen and will allow us to continue providing supplemental food to our county’s children.” continue reading…