Support for piloting of an intensive College Access Initiative designed to increase and improve access to post-secondary opportunities to 450 tenth through twelfth grade first-generation, low-income students in the following Home Region school districts: Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale, Siloam Springs, and Gravette.
Three unique water quality projects: (1) the completion of priority best management practice (BMP) maps for Beaver Lake's 7 sub watersheds; (2) installation of low-impact development demonstration projects throughout the watershed in priority areas; and (3) implementation of a best management practice research project to address stormwater retention near critical infrastructure.
To fund the creation of ~13 miles of natural surface trail at Hobbs State Park in Benton County, Arkansas including a bridge, a tunnel under State Hwy. 12, a trailhead, branded wayfinding and educational signage, 6 trail camping shelters, 1 mile of mountain biking flow trail, and at least 2 trail spurs to take advantage of unique views and experiences within the park.
Support for grantee's core operating expenses and its initiatives to: 1) expand its ability to offer the community both experiences and events, with the intention to broaden reach and increase the diversity of participants; 2) engage community partnerships/memberships with local business and nonprofit organizations; 3) provide a higher level of support and structure for downtown businesses through social media workshops, small group meetings, and 1-on-1 business support as needed; and 4) explore more opportunities to partner with local corporations in executing their recruitment and retention programs.