To develop an entrepreneurial program, JumpStart Northwest Arkansas (JumpStart NWA), that will enable formerly incarcerated individuals to leverage entrepreneurship to create sustainable and livable incomes
To support Shifting Rhythms, a mobile technology, arts and entrepreneurship after-school and summer enrichment program in Coahoma County, Mississippi
Illinois River Watershed Partnership
To implement targeted education campaigns and support landowner efforts to implement best management practices that improve water quality in the Upper Illinois River Watershed in Benton and Washington Counties
To develop a collaborative mechanism with the University of Arkansas to help strengthen its university-industry engagement. This industry liaison pilot will help the University of Arkansas and the region's industry engage each other and explore ways of collaboration which is mutually beneficial, spurring regional and statewide economic growth
To partner with the Clarksdale Municipal School District to provide The Mississippi Reading Roadmap program, a comprehensive out-of-school approach to improve early literacy achievement with 300 students attending the district's four elementary schools
Sonny Boy Blues Society Inc.
Continued program support for the King Biscuit Blues Festival and Delta Roots Festival in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas