Federal EDA Approves A-State For University Center Grant

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Delta Center for Economic Development announced today it will receive a $564,240 federal grant over a five-year period to support the center’s work in the Delta region of Arkansas.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Thursday announced the first-year funding, awarded through the University Center Economic Development Program competition.  With the university’s match, the total project funding is expected to exceed $1 million.

“The Delta Center is extremely excited about this award,” stated Andrea Allen, interim executive director of the Delta Center.  “The EDA University Center designation will assist the Delta Center with matching the resources of Arkansas State to the needs of the region’s communities and small towns.”    MORE

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