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Friday, Aug 21, 2020

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City of Little Rock Receives $35,000 African American Civil Rights Grant

The City of Little Rock has received a $35,000 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) funded through the Historic Preservation Fund and the African American Civil Rights grant program, for the Survey and Nomination of the University Park Subdivision.

Fifty-one grants totaling $14,065,000 were awarded for projects across the United States. With these funds, organizations and agencies conserve significant U.S. cultural and historic resources, that illustrate, interpret, and are associated with the great events, ideas, and individuals that contribute to our nation’s history and culture.

This project will provide an architectural resource survey of the 160 single family and duplex residential units, conduct oral histories of longtime residents, and nominate the neighborhood as a National Register Historic District.

The Urban Renewal Project ARK R-51 is larger than the area being proposed in this project. This project is only the residential area north of 12th Street. For more information on this project please contact Brian Minyard, Urban Designer, Department of Planning and Development, City of Little Rock at

For questions regarding the African American Civil Rights grant program, or to comment on this or any other proposed Historic Preservation Fund grant project, please contact the State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division, National Park Service, at 202-354-2020 or


About the City of Little Rock’s Response to COVID-19
Residents may visit for all information about the City’s efforts related to COVID-19, including the newly created Small Business Emergency Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed to assist with the grab-and-go feeding efforts for vulnerable populations, including students and seniors. Sign up at The Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund benefits the grab-and-go feeding effort and the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). Donations of PPE are also accepted. Donate here or visit and click on the Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund button. Follow the City of Little Rock on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CityLittleRock.