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Substantial Amendment 1 to the CDBG-DR Initial Action Plan Available for Review

AEDC solicited public comments from December 12, 2022, to January 11, 2023, regarding a proposed Substantial Amendment to the State of Arkansas’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan, HUD approval date April 30, 2022. This Substantial Amendment #1 to the Final Initial Action Plan describes how AEDC will invest $8.94 million in CDBG-DR grant funding received from the federal government to support disaster recovery from 2019’s severe storms and flooding.

A draft summary of the proposed Substantial Amendment to the Initial CDBG-DR Action Plan may be viewed here. A draft of the Substantial Amendment with revisions identified within the context of the entire Action Plan may be reviewed here.

This Substantial Amendment has not been approved by HUD.

Copies can also be requested from, or questions or comments may directed to: Jean Noble, Director, AEDC Grants Division, at (501) 682-7389 or [email protected].


CDBG-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)


Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding

Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR 4441)

Incident Period: May 21, 2019 – June 14, 2019

Major Disaster declared on June 08, 2019

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Federal Register Notices

85 FR 4681, January 27, 2020

84 FR 4836, February 19, 2020

83 FR 40314, August 14, 2018 (La version en español

83 FR 5844, February 9, 2018  

CDBG-DR Press Release

CDBG-DR Policies & Procedures Manual


Press Releases & Public Notices

CDBG-DR Citizen Participation Plan

CDBG-DR Citizen Participation Plan

Quarterly Performance Reports

Language Assistance Plan

The Grants Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Department of Commerce,  will translate each document into Spanish, as needed and applicable. The State will also make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and persons with Limited English Proficiency. To request an accommodation, or to request a copy of this document in another language, please contact the Arkansas Economic Development Commission at Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Attn: Jean Noble, Director, Grants Division, 1 Commerce Way, Ste. 601, Little Rock, AR 72202, or also by telephone at (501) 682-7389 or by email at [email protected].
La División de Subvenciones de la Comisión de Desarrollo Económico de Arkansas, Departamento de Comercio, está en proceso de preparar un Plan de Implementación, Evaluación de Necesidades Insatisfechas y Plan de Acción, y traducirá cada documento al español, según sea necesario y aplicable. El Estado también hará ajustes razonables para personas con discapacidades y personas con dominio limitado del inglés. Para solicitar una adaptación o una copia de este documento en otro idioma, comuníquese con la Comisión de Desarrollo Económico de Arkansas en la Comisión de Desarrollo Económico de Arkansas, a la atención de: Jean Noble, Director, División de Subvenciones, 1 Commerce Way, Ste. 601, Little Rock, AR 72202, o también por teléfono al (501) 682-7389 o por correo electrónico a [email protected].
Translations of any materials into language other than English are intended solely as a convenience to the non-English reading public. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information translated and shall not be liable for any losses caused by such reliance.


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As part of addressing Arkansas's long-term recovery needs, citizen complaints on any issues related to the general administration of CDBG-DR funds are welcome throughout the duration of the grant. AEDC aims to provide an opportunity to address all complaints received. Addressing these complaints is an essential responsibility for the AEDC Grants Division, as it establishes the importance of an open communication regarding citizens' concerns about the programs.

It is the AEDC Grants Division's responsibility, as grantee, to ensure that all complaints are addressed promptly and consistently and at a minimum, to provide a timely, substantive written response to every complaint within fifteen (15) business days of the receipt of the complaint.

Complaints may be submitted verbally or in writing by email here or by calling (501) 682-7389, or 1-800-ARKANSAS, and ask for the Grants Division (full CDBG-DR contact information below). You may also call 211 to be connected to us or dial 711 or 800-285-1131 to utilize TTY to Voice.

In order for us to best respond to your complaint, please try to include the following information:

  • Complainant's contact information and preferred method of notification for communications regarding complaint (telephone; physical, postal and email addresses)
  • Nature of complaint
  • Summary of complaint and desired remedy requested
  • Previously contacted individuals concerning complaint
  • Any supporting evidence

Complaints regarding fraud, waste or abuse of government funds will be forwarded to the HUD OIG (see below).


HUD OIG Hotline number: 1-800-347-3735

Whistleblower Report Form and Hotline Complaint Form.

Toll-Free and Toll Access Number for Federal Relay: (800) 877-8339 TTY/ASCII (American Standard Code For Information Interchange) - Allows TTY users to type their conversation.

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the CDBG-DR Program do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. AEDC continually strives to make this web platform friendly to screen readers and other accessibility-related software and provide accessible documents. To request assistance with this site or a copy of a specific document, please call 1-800-ARKANSAS.

CDBG-DR Contact/Comments/Complaints

Jean Noble, PCED

Director, Grants Management

(501) 682-7389