Contact

Col. (Ret) Rob “Gator” Ator

Director, Military Affairs

501-682-7337

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.

Grant applications are reviewed and rewarded quarterly. Upcoming grant application deadlines:

July 9, 2018

October 4, 2018

Military Affairs Committee

Tim Allen

Col. (Ret) Rob “Gator” Ator

Director, Military Affairs

501-682-7337

Steve Eggensperger

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Brad Hegeman

Chairman

Lou Ann Nisbett

Clint O’Neal

Executive Vice President of Global Business

501-682-7350

Mike Preston

Executive Director

501-682-7351

Larry Wilson

William D. Wofford

News

Governor, AEDC announce $135,776 military grant to Camp Alliance

 July 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...

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Governor, AEDC announce $377,812 military grant for cyber training at Jacksonville High School

 May 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...

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Governor, AEDC announce first Military Affairs Grant award

 April 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...

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Governor Hutchinson names Col. Robert Ator II AEDC Director of Military Affairs

 January 03, 2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that retired Col. Robert Ator II has been hired as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Directo...

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Arkansas Economic Development Commission releases findings of Military Affairs Committee

 April 25, 2017

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) today released the findings of the Governor’s Military Affairs Committee. Formed in September 2015...

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Governor Hutchinson Announces Initiative to Support Military Installations in Arkansas

 September 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...

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The Governor's Military Affairs Initiative

In 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson established the Governor’s Military Affairs Initiative, to protect, grow, and support state’s military missions, installations and related communities that support those installations and their economic development interests.

The Governor's Military Affairs Initiative

In 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson established the Governor’s Military Affairs Initiative, to protect, grow, and support state’s military missions, installations and related communities that support those installations and their economic development interests.