Working for Southeast Arkansas (SDG)

*2023 Strategy Development Grant Recipient

Application Title: Working for Southeast Arkansas (SDG)

Lead Applicant: The Alliance for Rural Impact

State(s) Served: Arkansas

Applicant-Defined Region: Commuting Zone #38 in Arkansas County, Monroe County, and Prairie County; and the city of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

Contact: Jennifer Watkins (

Working for Southeast Arkansas, led by The Alliance for Rural Impact, will develop a strategy to reverse the impacts of persistent poverty, out-migration, and economic distress in the Mississippi Delta region. Activities include community outreach and research in partnership with Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation and other local partners.

Strategy Development Grant Narrative (PDF)

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