UA Morrilton Gets $2M for New Health and Science Building

UA Morrilton Gets $2M for New Health and Science Building

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has received a $2 million federal grant to build a new Allied Health and Science Center.

The project will consolidate the school’s health professional training programs into one building and provide increased capacity to expand its programs. This funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration will be matched with $1.1 million in local funds.

"This EDA investment in UACCM will facilitate the expansion of its healthcare training programs, creating additional workforce training pipelines of highly-skilled workers to fill jobs across the region," Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a news release.

This project was made possible by regional planning efforts led by the West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District.

"This $2 million grant will allow the Community College at Morrilton to expand opportunities so that more students than ever can pursue a career in the healthcare profession," said Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in the release. "The healthcare industry and all Arkansans will benefit from the grant, which strengthens the school’s mission to train more healthcare professionals."