Arkansas Economic Development Commission


State to host Public Hearing regarding the 2016 Action Plan

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (March 29, 2016) – The State Consolidated Plan Advisory Committee is hosting a public hearing to obtain citizen comments on the draft 2016 Action Plan for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The hearing will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Bank of the Ozarks Conference Room, 100 Main Street, North Little Rock.


During this meeting state agencies will obtain public comments regarding the allocation of approximately $26 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program funds for the next program year beginning in July 2016.


A draft of the proposed 2016 Annual Action Plan may be viewed online at


The comment period will extend for 30 days beginning on March 27, 2016 and ending at 4:30 p.m. on April 25, 2016. Public comments will be considered in the final draft of the Action Plan, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on May 13, 2016. To be considered in the final plan, written comments must be received during the 30-day public comment period and may be addressed to: Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Attn: Grants Management Division, 900 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 400, Little Rock, AR 72201.


The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. Persons needing interpreters or other accommodations are requested to telephone the Arkansas Economic Development Commission at 501-682-7682 so arrangements may be made in advance.