Mayor Simon submitted an application in March 2021 to Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) through the General Assistance set aside of the Arkansas Community and Development Program (ACEDP), funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) States Program for Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program CDBG). The application was submitted to remedy identified community drainage issues on Robinwood Drive and Belmont Street. The funds will be used to repair and replace piping, and reconnection of junction boxes. Such construction as repairing driveway, yard sinkholes, and resodding will also be involved.
The grant was approved for the anticipated project cost of $275,793.00. An environmental review must be preformed and an environmental clearance letter must be received by the city before any construction can begin.