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Arkansas Community & Economic Development Alliance

Funding and Assistance for Arkansas Businesses

Is your community, organization or business looking for help and not sure where to go? Whether you are looking for information about technical assistance or funding through grants or loans, the Arkansas Community & Economic Development Alliance (ACEDA) is here to help. ACEDA is an informal network with representatives from government agencies and organizations supporting Arkansas communities, regions, nonprofits, businesses and other organizations.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is proud to be a founding member of ACEDA. It exists because no single organization can do it all. We all need to work together to make a positive difference in Arkansas. 

Our goals are to:

  • Provide information and assistance to Arkansas local governments, organizations and businesses about resources available.
  • Provide networking opportunities for Alliance partners.

The group meets quarterly to discuss projects in need of assistance. Representatives from partner organizations also communicate with each other by phone and email regarding projects in need of immediate assistance.

Browse the ACEDA Resource Guide to learn about agencies working to serve Arkansas,

How can you contact us for help?

To learn more or request assistance, contact Stacey McCullough (smccullough@uaex.edu or 501-671-2078) or complete a Needs Assessment form and return it to aado@arkansaseconomicregions.org.

Upcoming Meetings

  • January 13, 2021, 10:00 am-noon - Meeting Agenda

    Featured speakers: Kim Reed, AmeriCorps Program Manager for EngageAR & Lori Ducey, Mission Effectiveness Consultant

    Topic: Food Security and Food Systems Opportunities in Arkansas

    Contact smccullough@uaex.edu for connection information.

    April 14, 2021, 10:00 am-noon

    July 14, 2021, 10:00 am-noon

    October 13, 2021, 10:00 am-noon

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    Show Me the Money: A Guide to Funding & Financing Community and Economic Development in Your Community or Region 

    Check out Extension's guide to identifying resources to implement community and economic development projects in your community or region.

    Cover of "Show Me the Money" publication

     

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