NLR 5-year plan to tap federal funds
North Little Rock officials approved a five-year plan that will allow it to access federal funding to complete several projects, such as drainage work and assistance for the elderly.
The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to adopt the 202125 Consolidated Plan and the 2021 Annual Action Plan.
The required plans allow the city to continue receiving money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The agency allocated $676,662 in Community Development Block Grant funds and $331,627 in HOME Investment Partnerships funds to the city this year.
The money will be used to assist the Boys and Girls Club in North Little Rock and CareLink, a nonprofit that assists the elderly, as well as three street drainage projects.
The city also plans to build two or three energy-efficient homes for low-income families, said Donna Bryant, the city’s director of community development.