Mike Beebe, Others Mark 40th Anniversary of Block Grant Program by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 4/21/2014 11:39 am Updated 1 year ago Gov. Mike Beebe and officials with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Monday are marking the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant program. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.