The Arkansas 30 Day Fund and Arkansas State University announced Thursday a partnership to help Arkansas small businesses struggling as a result of COVID-19.
The fund was established by former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her husband, Bryan Sanders, to provide forgivable loans of up to $3,000.
Through its Delta Center for Economic Development, A-State will recruit, interview and supply student volunteers to help process applications received by the fund.
“Providing real-world experiences is a key component of Arkansas State’s commitment to our students,” A-State Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said in a news release. “Engagement with the community through a project like the Arkansas 30 Day Fund also fulfills one of the goals of our proposed strategic plan. We are excited for this partnership between the A-State Delta Center and Arkansas 30 Day Fund.”
“This is about Arkansans helping Arkansans, and we are encouraged by the outpouring of support from across our great state to help our fellow Arkansans weather this crisis,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Since launching less than two weeks ago, the fund has received applications from across the state and has begun distributing loans. Apply here.