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FY22 Arkansas JRJ loan repayment assistance

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-01187-JRJX
Location
Awardee County
Pulaski
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$77,442

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $77,442)

(1) To encourage qualified attorneys to seek full-time employment as prosecuting attorneys or public defenders and to increase retention in employment by providing up to $10,000 of eligible student loan repayment per year for those applicants who maintain their employment for three or more years.

 (2) To provide loan repayment awards of up to a maximum of $10,000 per year to as many applicants as possible, based upon the relative financial need of each applicant.

 (3) To insure to the greatest extent possible an equitable distribution of grant awards to all geographic areas of the state.

The Office of the Prosecutor Coordinator has worked with the Arkansas Public Defender Commission to distribute program materials to all eligible applicants as follows:

2009   157 Prosecuting Attorneys

152 Public Defenders

 2010   157 Prosecuting Attorneys

            152 Public Defenders

2011    164 Prosecuting Attorneys

            152 Public Defenders

2012    164 Prosecuting Attorneys

            152 Public Defenders

2013    167 Prosecuting Attorneys

            152 Public Defenders

2014    167 Prosecuting Attorneys

            152 Public Defenders

2015    167 Prosecuting Attorneys

            152 Public Defenders

2016    167 Prosecuting Attorneys

             102 Public Defenders

2017    181 Prosecuting Attorneys

             102 Public Defenders

2018    181 Prosecuting Attorneys

            102 Public Defenders

2019    184 Prosecuting Attorneys

            104 Public Defenders

2020    184 Prosecuting Attorneys

            104 Public Defenders

2021    190 Prosecuting Attorneys

            106 Public Defenders

The Office of the Prosecutor Coordinator has worked with the Arkansas Public Defender Commission to help increase and retain the number of full-time active prosecuting attorneys positions and public defenders serving within the state prior to JRJ funding opportunities.

Date Created: September 22, 2022