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2011 Annual Report StrikeForce

2011 Annual Report - StrikeForce Initiative

Arkansas is one of three pilot states participating in the USDA StrikeForce Initiative. The initiative is designed to help relieve persistent poverty in high poverty counties by accelerating USDA assistance while working closely with Community Based Organizations.

Funding was provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).

Sixty-seven EQIP applications by historically underserved were funded for $1,083,874. Thirty additional EQIP contracts for $713,096 and 11 WHIP contracts for $124,485 were also funded in Arkansas’s StrikeForce counties.

The counties are: Arkansas, Bradley, Chicot, Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Hempstead, Howard, Jackson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Phillips, Randolph, Searcy, Sevier, St. Francis and Woodruff.

Arkansas 2011 StrikeForce Obligations by County

County Contracts Acres FY11 Financial
Assistance
Arkansas 8 1,933.4 $477,989
Arkansas* 1 801.5 $14,953
Bradley 2 256 $47,498
Chicot 2 284 $68,177
Clark 1 24 $6,166
Columbia 1 70 $5,336
Columbia* 1 138.9 $3,781
Dallas 2 74 $19,057
Desha 7 234.2 $130,457
Drew 3 124.4 $50,816
Hempstead 2 110 $12,914
Howard 5 155 $47,197
Jackson 1 318 $45,026
Lafayette 3 219.7 $43,293
Lee 7 418 $114,181
Nevada 2 98 $49,248
Phillips 19 1,214.94 $196,097
Randolph 22 2,786 $413,470
Randolph* 2 245 $14,878
Searcy 2 140 $16,774
Searcy* 7 1,262.7 $90,873
Sevier

9

662.8 $53,275
Totals 108 11,570.54

$1,921,455

* Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program

Data Source: ProTracts FY11, Oct. 1, 2011

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