ARFuture Foundation Eastern and Southern Arkansas Grant

ARFuture Foundation received a $50,000 private grant with the specific purpose of providing services to rural and high-poverty areas of Arkansas.   This grant will be disbursed through sub-grants in $5,000 increments to ten Pregnancy Help Organizations assisting underserved rural and high poverty areas in eastern and southern Arkansas.  The grant application process will be open from July 15th, 2022- August 1st, 2022.  

The Grant Application window is now closed.

 

All recipients will be contacted, and funds will be awarded by September 1st, 2022. A report of how funds were used, and services provided is required to be sent by December 31st, 2022.

Southern and Eastern AR Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the ten $5,000 grant recipients!

1 / Hope Place-Monticello

Monticello, AR

Brandy Davis, Executive Director

2 / Right to Life of Texarkana d/b/a
1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center

Texarkana, TX

Kristie Wright, Executive Director

3 / Hope's First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center

Hope, AR

Grace Kirkpatrick, Volunteer Director

4 / Pregnancy Resource Center for Southwest Arkansas

Arkadelphia, AR

Gayla Parker, Executive Director 

5 / Hope of the Delta

Pine Bluff, Stuttgart, and West Memphis, AR

Tamela Turbeville, CEO

6 / Hope Place-Newport

Newport, AR

Robin Caldwell, Executive Director

7 / Life Choices, Inc.

Crossett, AR

Angela Johnston, Executive Director

8 / Acts of Hope, Inc.

Blytheville, AR

Stacey Harris, Executive Director

9 / Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center

El Dorado, Camden, and Magnolia, AR

Paula Williams, Executive Director

10 / Hope Place-Fordyce

Fordyce, AR

Melissa Robbins, Executive Director

Earlier this year during the fiscal session, the Arkansas General Assembly did something unprecedented in Arkansas. They appropriated $1 million from the Governor’s Rainy-Day Fund for Pregnancy Help Organizations (PHOs) and created the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) Grant Program. The funds will be dispersed through the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) through a grant application process. The Application was released on August 1, 2022 and the deadline to apply is August 26, 2022.

 

You will need to complete the PRC Grant Program Survey and be added to DFA direct contact list by sending an email to igs.contact@dfa.arkansas.gov with your organizations:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone Number

  • Contact Person

 

"Due to the limited amount of funding available, application requests should be limited to only those costs needed to support a successful program.  To better accomplish statewide distribution of funding, DFA recommends applicants to submit applications requesting no more than $40,000 in funding support." (DFA) Funding for the PRC Grant Program is only available for the project period of October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

  Once awarded, these funds will not be disbursed all at once, but incrementally, according to the plan, and directly to the PRC. Also, any funds not expended after June 30, 2023 will transfer to General Revenue. We want to help you receive every penny of those funds, so we will work closely with whoever chooses to apply. 

DFA is also providing Request For Application (RFA) Technical Assistance Workshop, Wednesday August 17 at 1:00 PM.  This meeting will be held via zoom.  We strongly recommend that you attend this meeting if you plan to apply. 

A Letter from the President Concerning the DFA Pregnancy Resource Center Grant

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