FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2019
Contact: Yolanda Fields
Community Resources Director
City’s Community Resources Division Invites Public
to Learn About Funded Programs
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City’s Community Resources Division is hosting “Progress in Print,” an annual event highlighting the variety of programs funded in Fayetteville by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. All are welcome to join the division’s dedicated staff on Wednesday, April 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Center (15 W. Mountain St.). Enjoy light refreshments as you learn about how CDBG funds are used to improve Fayetteville. The free event takes place during National Community Development Week.
Over the last five years, the City’s Community Resources Division has invested almost $2.8 million in the Fayetteville community through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The program helps improve the quality of life for those in need.
The City has been providing much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents of Fayetteville for more than 40 years. Almost $1.4 million has funded rehabilitation of homes, including repairing roofs, updating electrical systems, improving insulation, and more. The Hearth Program helps provide household items such as cookware and bed linens for individuals and families who are transitioning from a homeless situation to housing. The Taxi and Transit Transportation program provides vouchers that clients use for important transportation needs such as paratransit and transportation to medical appointments.
CDBG funds also support social service programs. Recipients include organizations such as Arts Live Theatre, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA, Credit Counseling of Arkansas, Fayetteville Senior Center, Head Start, LifeSource International, and Prism Education Center.
For more information about the event or any of the available CDBG programs, please call the Community Resources Division at 479-575-8260, or visit the Community Development section of the City’s website.