Request for Assistance

The UCA Center for Community and Economic Development is taking Requests for Assistance (RFA) applications from communities across the state of Arkansas. The Center’s staff is offering several different services to communities that will be implemented in 2019-2020. These services are provided at no-cost or low-cost to selected communities. 


The services the CCED is offering are listed below:
  • Business Outreach Survey
  • How to Manage and/or Build a Nonprofit
  • Nonprofit Capacity Building Regional Training
  • On-Site Walk Audit
  • Regional Training
  • Poverty Simulation
  • Community Branding
  • Entrepreneurship Services (available only to select counties: Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Pulaski, Van Buren, White, and Yell)


If your community is interested in participating in these services, please click the “APPLY HERE” link below and complete the application by selecting the service(s) you are interested in, describe in detail why your community is interested in the service(s), and our staff will reach out to you to further discuss the opportunity.


Deadline for requests is September 6, 2019.


If you have questions, please contact Shelby Fiegel at or 501-450-5269.