Military Affairs Grant Program
Funding was appropriated to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) in 2016 to establish the Military Affairs Grant Program (MAGP). Funds allocated to the MAGP may be granted, at the discretion of the AEDC Executive Director, to applicants for projects and programs that strengthen and sustain military installations in Arkansas, resulting in economic growth in host communities, surrounding regions, and the State of Arkansas.
Who Can Apply?
Cities, counties, economic development organizations, military community councils, military installations, and state agencies may apply.
What Programs are Eligible?
Eligible projects and programs, excluding ineligible costs, include those which strengthen and sustain military installations in Arkansas, resulting in economic growth in host communities, surrounding regions, and the State of Arkansas.
How to Apply
Submit a completed application.
For projects within the legal boundaries of a military installation, a written letter of support by the Commander of that installation is required.
Home Base Arkansas
Home Base Arkansas is a resource that provides service members with information about unique career opportunities and benefits available in Arkansas that ease the transition out of uniform.
The goal of the Home Base Arkansas website is to help service members create a permanent home in Arkansas. Whether you need help launching your career with our jobs database or finding the best educational and housing resources for your family, we want to help smooth your transition. Use the Home Base Arkansas website to find information about military benefits, employment, education, or relocation.
Military Affairs Committee
Fort Smith Ebbing Air National Guard Base selected to host F-35 training centerJune 07, 2021
The Department of the Air Force selected Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith, Arkansas, as the preferred location to establish an F-35 Lightnin...Read >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces launch of Home Base Arkansas initiative for service members and familiesNovember 11, 2020
Home Base Arkansas supports veterans and transitioning service members as they find a permanent place to call home in Arkansas.Read >
Fort Smith receives $20,000 Military Affairs Grant to promote Fort Chaffee training centerMay 07, 2019
A military affairs grant awarded to Fort Smith will be used to promote the Joint Military Training Camp at Fort Chaffee.Read >
Aerojet Rocketdyne expands Solid Rocket Motor Center of Excellence at Arkansas facilityAugust 15, 2018
Company will expand its Southern Arkansas facility near Camden, where it manufactures solid rocket motors and warheads critical to national defense.Read >
Governor, AEDC announce $135,776 military grant to Camp AllianceJuly 30, 2018
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today a $135,776 Military Affairs Grant Program award to Camp Alliance to build a day camp network, Kids in Drill, for c...Read >
Governor, AEDC announce $377,812 military grant for cyber training at Jacksonville High SchoolMay 14, 2018
The most significant portion of the money will be used to buy, install and certify hardware, and build a cyber-range. The grant will also satisfy matc...Read >
Governor, AEDC announce first Military Affairs Grant awardApril 09, 2018
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today a $70,000 Military Affairs Grant Program award to the City of White Hall to conduct a Joint Land Use Study wit...Read >
Governor Hutchinson names Col. Robert Ator II AEDC Director of Military AffairsJanuary 03, 2018
Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that retired Col. Robert Ator II has been hired as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Directo...Read >
Arkansas Economic Development Commission releases findings of Military Affairs CommitteeApril 25, 2017
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) today released the findings of the Governor’s Military Affairs Committee. Formed in September 2015...Read >
Governor Hutchinson Announces Initiative to Support Military Installations in ArkansasSeptember 21, 2015
Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the formation of a new statewide initiative to support and promote the state’s military installations and rela...Read >