The State of Arkansas is nearly finished awarding $1 million in grants to pregnancy-help organizations for the 2022-2023 budget cycle, according to figures posted on the state’s official transparency website.
The state government’s annual budget cycle runs from July 1 through June 30 — meaning Arkansas’ 2023 fiscal year will end next month.
Last year the Arkansas Legislature passed an appropriation measure budgeting $1 million for publicly-funded grants to pro-life pregnancy-help organizations — such as crisis pregnancy centers, maternity homes, adoption agencies, and social services agencies — that provide material support to women with unplanned pregnancies.
All told, nearly two dozen pro-life charities have received funding under this grant program. That’s something to celebrate!
Pregnancy resource centers and similar organizations give women real options besides abortion. That’s why a growing number of states provide these organizations with public funding.
This year the Arkansas Legislature voted to renew the $1 million grant program for the 2023-2024 budget cycle. That new program begins July 1.
Below is a breakdown of pro-life organizations and the amount of grant funding each has received as of this spring.
|INFORMED CHOICES WOMENS CENTER OF THE OZ||$ 79,737.51|
|PLUM FOUNDATION||PEACE LOVE UNDERSTANDING MERCY||65,011.46|
|PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST||60,143.68|
|SOUTH ARKANSAS CARING PREGNANCY CENTER||HANNAH PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER||59,698.97|
|OPEN ARMS PREGNANCY CENTER INC||59,134.74|
|ST JOSEPHS HELPERS OF PULASKI COUNTY||ARKANSAS PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER||51,718.00|
|CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER OF CENTRAL ARKAN||CARING HEARTS PREGNANCY CENTER||51,708.12|
|HEART TO HEART PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER||51,480.56|
|CENTRAL BAPTIST ASSOCIATION||NEW BEGINNINGS PREGNANCY CENTER||46,812.36|
|COMPASSION MINISTRIES LTD||46,221.47|
|HOPE OF THE DELTA CENTER||44,161.00|
|HOPEPLACE – FORDYCE||43,936.00|
|ARKANSAS BAPTIST CHILDRENS HOME & FAMILY||CONNECTED FOSTER CARE & ADOPTIONS||39,962.50|
|PATHWAY RESOURCE CENTER||37,962.08|
|PREGNANCY HELP CENTER||PREGNANCY HELP CLINIC||36,093.47|
|ALPHA PREGNANCY PROBLEM CENTER OF BATESV||THE ALPHA CENTER INC||32,768.00|
|CHANGEPOINT PREGNANCY CARE AND PARENTING||31,789.47|
|ACTS OF HOPE INC||26,230.96|
|CRADLE THE MATERNITY SUPPORT CENTER OF C||KATHLEEN BLOSSOM||25,613.97|
|RIGHT TO LIFE OF TEXARKANA INC||FIRST CHOICE PREGNANCY RESOURCE||7,000.66|