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City of Jonesboro request feedback on grant funding

JONESBORO, Ark- The City of Jonesboro receives the community development block grant annually- and they’re seeking input from residents on what they think the funds should be invested in.

“Tell us what you want to see in the city, or things you feel like are not being addressed, we’ll look at it and get back to you and try to incorporate that into our annual action plan,” said Madelynn Williams, CBDG project manager.

The grant- from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides services to low to moderate-income residents and neighborhoods.

“We’re here to help with the blight and slum, and we’re also here to help with community needs, but all of it has to be addressed to the low and moderate-income areas and residents of the city [of Jonesboro],” said Regina Burkett, community development director for the city.

Both Williams and Burkett urge the community to get involved and let their voice be heard.

Burkett says nonprofits can apply for CBDG funding, qualifying under public service.

“And that is where a lot of our nonprofits that apply for money. It helps them with the things they have to purchase throughout the year and the things they do for the community. Again, it has to fall into the low- and moderate-income area,” Burkett said.

Comments will be accepted until Friday, March 24, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Feedback can be mailed to the city at 300 South Church Street, Jonesboro Arkansas, or emailed to


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