USDA StrikeForce Initiative
The StrikeForce Initiative started as a pilot project in 2010 with Arkansas as one of three pilot states. Twenty states are now receiving StrikeForce attention. In 2014, 23 more counties were added in Arkansas - bringing the total counties to 48.
The 25 original StrikeForce Initiative counties in Arkansas are:
Arkansas, Bradley, Chicot, Clark, Colombia, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Hempstead, Howard, Jackson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Phillips, Randolph, Searcy, Sevier, St. Francis, and Woodruff.
The 23 expansion StrikeForce Initiative counties in Arkansas are:
Ashley, Clay, Conway, Craighead, Crittenden, Franklin, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Madison, Miller, Montgomery, Poinsett, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, Sharp, Stone, Union, and Van Buren.
The StrikeForce Initiative in Arkansas is addressing needs in persistent poverty counties to more effectively use farm loans, conservation programs and housing programs.
Arkansas StrikeForce Coordinator
Phone: (870) 633-3055, ext. 117
Arkansas Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (501) 301-3112