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City presents CDBG funding to four nonprofits

The City of Jonesboro presented four Community Development Block grants to nonprofits with a track record of success in the community on Tuesday.

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,” City Director of Community Development and Grants Tiffny Calloway said.

The City’s total CDBG allocation is $622,310, a 7-percent increase over last year. 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 these 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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