COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CAPDD provides community and economic development services for Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski and Saline Counties and the cities within to help improve the lives of District residents. Working with a variety of funding sources, we assist cities and counties with applications for grant funds, and administer the projects once they are funded. Project development, financing, management and administration are coordinated to construct public works, such as industrial park infrastructure, community water and wastewater systems, rural fire departments, day care centers, senior citizen centers, recreational facilities and many more.
The Central Arkansas Planning and Development District is committed to providing grant writing, grant management, and staff services needed by our member municipal and county governments. These services include the acquisition and implementation of grants available.
GEOGRAPHICAL & INFORMATIONAL SYSTEM SERVICES
CAPDD can produce maps for use in project development. We have participated in a variety of programs through the Arkansas Geographic Information office, such as the Arkansas Center Line File Program, G.A.S.B. 34 inventory asset management and other specialized projects as desired by the recipients.
EMERGENCY OR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
CAPDD provides 911 addressing, emergency management planning and floodplain management services
REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS
Small businesses located within Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski and Saline counties may be eligible for these loan programs. The CAPDD Revolving Loan Program is an important economic development tool designed to help local businesses fill the “gap” in financing that is not available in existing local financial markets. The CARES Act Revolving Loan Program is designed to help PROFITABLE businesses that experienced a negative financial impact as a result of COVID-19 to remain financially viable, expand operations, retain and expand employment.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
CAPDD is committed to providing grant writing, grant management, and staff services needed by our member municipal and county governments.These services include the acquisition and implementation of available State and Federal grants.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & PLANNING
CAPDD provides various grant program requirements and assists potential applicants in determining the best programs that fit their needs. A variety of community and economic development planning is available, including (but not limited to) FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plans, Solid Waste Management Plans, Community & Economic Development Strategies, Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) and Disaster Recovery Plans.
The Central Arkansas Planning and Development District is committed to providing grant writing, grant management, and staff services needed by our member municipal and county governments. The list below are some of the programs CAPDD works with.
ARKANSAS ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS GRANT
The purpose and mission of The Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts is to assist the conservation districts of the state of Arkansas in their efforts to serve the soil and water conservation needs of the people of Arkansas.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM OUTDOOR RECREATION GRANTS
The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism Outdoor recreation grants is to assist cities and counties to improve outdoor recreation within their local communities. Their mission is to advocate for public outdoor recreation throughout Arkansas by providing local communities with planning and financial assistance.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS, FIRE PROTECTION GRANTS, AND COMMUNITY FAIRGROUNDS GRANTS
The mission of the Arkansas Economic Development, Division of Rural Services and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission is to enhance the quality of life in rural Arkansas. Currently, more than 80% of Arkansans live in rural areas.
ARKANSAS HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT: TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM AND RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM (TAP)
The TAP provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, replacing the funding from per-MAP-21 programs including Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School (SRTS), wrapping them into a single funding source. The (TAP) is a reimbursement-type grant program. The program provides for an 80 percent federal share and a 20 percent match will be required from the eligible sponsor.
DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY
The Delta Regional Authority works to improve regional economic opportunity by helping to create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of the 10 million people who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state Delta region. The Delta Regional Authority fosters local and regional partnerships that address economic and social challenges to ultimately strengthen the Delta economy and the quality of life for Delta residents.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS
As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. EDA works directly with communities and regions to help them build the capacity for economic development based on local business conditions and needs.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HAZARD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS
Hazard Mitigation is any action taken to reduce or eliminate long term risk to people and property from natural disasters. Hazard Mitigation planning is a process used by state, tribal, and local governments to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and develop mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate long term risks. Examples of Hazard Mitigation projects funded by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs may include, but are not limited to buy-outs, elevations and safe rooms.
JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAMS
The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.
USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS/LOANS
The USDA promotes economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools. They offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.
FEMA HAZARD MITIGATION PLANS
Hazard mitigation is the cornerstone of emergency management. It is defined as any sustained
action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from a hazard event. Mitigation
encourages long-term reduction of hazard vulnerability. The goal of mitigation is to save lives
and reduce property damage. The following plans were developed to assess the ongoing natural hazard mitigation activities, to evaluate additional mitigation measures that should be undertaken, and to outline a strategy for implementation of mitigation projects.
Please note that Ashley and Drew County are not in the CAPDD district.