The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pulaski County, Ark., and the Southwest Arkansas Planning & Development District announced $600,000 in total grant money. The funding—$300,000 for each recipient—is provided by EPA’s Brownfields Program for cleanup and assessment of abandoned or contaminated properties (known as brownfields).
Pulaski County will receive $300,000 for assessments in East Little Rock and the 21st Corridor, which runs between Main and I-30 in Little Rock.
County Judge Barry Hyde said, “We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with the EPA in the past years. County staff, Community Services Director Fred Love and brownfields administrator Josh Fout have been very successful in using the funds. With the exception of Our House, most have been private development in Little Rock and North Little Rock’s Argenta Community. We’ve got an energized staff and look forward to more success and more rewards.”