The City of Jonesboro Grants and Community Development Department administers numerous grants from a variety of funding sources. Listed below are the current grants in operation and how grant funds are used to benefit the citizens of Jonesboro.
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) - Public Transportation Grants - The Jonesboro Economic Transit System (JETS) receives grant monies on an annual basis to be used in operations and maintenance of the city's public transportation system. Grant funds can also be used for capital purchases.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) - Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Grants - Funding supports the Jonesboro Police Department and provides a 50/50 match for the purchase of body worn cameras.
Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA) - Bullet Proof Vest Grant - Funding supports the Jonesboro Police Department and provides a 50/50 match for the purchase of bullet proof vests.
Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA) - Connect and Protect Grant - This funding supports law enforcement behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve health and safety as well as responses to and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Closing The Gap Grant - Focused on improving the accessibility to all city parks and providing inclusive experiences for all citizens of Jonesboro. This is a planning grant and outcomes and findings will be used to make improvements across city parks.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - Safe Streets For All Grant - Discretionary funding dedicated to preventing roadway deaths and serious injuries. Grants funds will focus on improving safety for pedestrians along Johnson Avenue and HWY 141 North by constructing new and accessible side-paths and sidewalks, rapid flashing pedestrian beacons, new lighting throughout the corridors, and high visibility crosswalks and medians.
Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) - Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Grant - The program provides for an 80% federal share with a 20% match from the eligible applicant. Provides for on-road or off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation. Funding will be used to construct a 1.55 mile off-road trail at Lacy Park near Joe Mack Campbell Park.