The Grants and Community Development Department handles the research, writing, reporting, and management of all federal, state, and private grant funds for the City of Jonesboro. In addition, this department is charged with promoting:
- Community development
- Economic development
- Fair housing practices
- Neighborhood revitalization
- Low and moderate income citizens
- ElderlyMentally and/or physically handicapped populations
This department continuously finds innovative ways to fund city projects. In 2012, the city expanded its scope of funding streams by applying for private grant funds in an effort to diversify funding sources and increase revenue. This effort was tremendously successful and the strategy will continue.