Recreational Community & Economic Development Initiatives
For Pulaski County communities that need assistance with initiatives that will improve the overall quality of life within their communities, Pulaski County Community Services is ready to serve as a vital partner in that effort.
Recreational Grant Program
The Recreational Grant helps communities to establish, make park improvements and/or implement beautification projects throughout Pulaski County. Parks that have benefited from this program include:
Abandoned Cemetery Registration Board
The Pulaski County Abandoned Cemetery Registration Board was created after receiving a petition from ten (10) interested citizens wanting to see that the Robinson Family Cemetery in McAlmont was registered and managed. Abandoned Cemetery Boards are created by executive order if a county judge receives a petition from ten citizens. The process and authority of board is established by statute. If there is an abandoned cemetery in your neighborhood or community, contact Community Services or County Attorney. To have an abandoned cemetery registered and maintained, there’s a petition process and the board/county attorney must verify certain information to ensure qualification. The Board is authorized to register any cemetery that is unregistered. The only unregistered cemeteries should be those established before 1929. For more information call 501-340-3433.
The Board is authorized to arrange for maintenance of abandoned through volunteer efforts, or work-release trustees for cemeteries less than 1 acre in size.
The Board is also authorized to seek grant funding and to accept donations to further its mission of cemetery maintenance.
Pulaski County Community Services is actively involved in efforts that seek to improve communities. By partnering with communities in projects that are important to their citizens, Community Services is able to create a more positive atmosphere for future development.
Community Grants Programs
Through programs like the Sweet Home Community Grants Program and the Community Grants Program, community organizations have been able to complete small projects that might not have been possible to complete without the infusion of the small project grants.
Some projects assisted under these programs include: the Henry L. Dumas Foundation, The Dixie Addition CDC, and Y and Y Development.
Water and Wastewater Projects
The health, safety, and economic benefits of Pulaski County residents are chief concerns for Pulaski County Community Services. These goals are accomplished by constructing water and wastewater systems. Community Services partners with the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) to build these projects and systems.
For more information call the Community Services Grants Administrator at 501-340-3433.
Pulaski County Health Units
Pulaski County Community Services works in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) in order to protect the health and well-being of the residents of Pulaski County with more than 100 services provided statewide by public health professionals.
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Pulaski County Cooperative Extension
Pulaski County Community Services works in partnership with the Pulaski County Cooperative Extension, which is a part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the U of A System’s Division of Agriculture, to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help Arkansans improve their economics well-being and the quality of lives.