Governor Mike Beebe presented the grants totaling $2,488,596 to the winners at a ceremony held today at the State Capitol.
The funds originate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The grants will be administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Grants Division.
To be eligible for CDBG funds, communities must have a population of less than 50,000 and a majority of households earning low to moderate income.
The 13 projects include the following cities:
- DeQueen: $178,090 for wastewater lines
- Elkins: $203,000 for a senior center
- Haynes: $142,200 for a youth entrepreneur center
- Monticello: $203,000 for a senior center
- Peach Orchard: $122,646 for a safe room
- Plainview: $190,000 for a childcare center
- Pleasant Plains: $300,000 for a childcare center
- Siloam Springs: $203,000 for a senior center
- Stuttgart: $220,000 for a roof for the community center
- Trumann: $82,500 for an adult education center
- Boone County: $203,000 for a senior center
- Sevier County: $325,000 for a county health unit
- Woodruff County: $116,160 for a food pantry