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FCC Board of Directors Meeting Information
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Friendship Community Care, Inc. will be held at noon the fourth Wednesday of each month. The meeting will be held at Friendship Community Care’s Administration
Board Room located at 920 University Drive, Russellville, AR 72802.
2021 Required Public Notice - ARDOT - Section 5310

Public Notice

Public notice is hereby given this 28th day of October, 2020 that Friendship Community Care, Inc. of P.O. Drawer 2109, Russellville, AR 72811 has made application for funds through Section 49 U.S.C. Section 5310 for the purchase of the following type of passenger transportation vehicle:  Small Cutaway Bus without a lift.  This vehicle will be used primarily for the following purposes: Will provide transportation for individuals with developmental disabilities to an adult day treatment program located in Mtn. View, Marshall, Fairfield Bay, Wesley, Fox, Heber Springs- Counties: Stone, Cleburne, Izard, Baxter, Searcy  Counties- Arkansas.

Purchase of the above vehicle is considered essential to the efficient operation of this organization in provision of public transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. There is no intent to infringe upon, or compete with, existing public or private transit operators, including Section 5307, urban public transit operators and Section 5311, rural public transit operators.

Friendship Community Care is requesting a vehicle that is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, Friendship Community Care does meet the “equivalency of service” requirements to individuals with disabilities in the community.

Any objection should be submitted in writing only to persons listed below. All comments will become a part of this organization’s application and will be a matter of public record. All written comments must be submitted within 30 days of the date of this notice. Any person wishing to request a public hearing on the proposed project must submit a request in writing within 10 days of the date of this notice to the persons listed below:

Craig Cloud
Chief Executive Officer
Friendship Community Care
Russellville, AR 72811

and to:

Greg Nation, Administrator
Public Transportation Programs Office
Arkansas Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 2261
Little Rock, AR 72203-2261

Public Notice

Public notice is hereby given this 28th day of October, 2020 that Friendship Community Care, Inc. of P.O. Drawer 2109, Russellville, AR 72811 has made application for funds through Section 49 U.S.C. Section 5310 for the purchase of the following type of passenger transportation vehicle:  Medium Cutaway Bus with a Lift.  This vehicle will be used primarily for the following purposes: Will provide transportation for children with developmental disabilities to a pediatric services facility covering Bryant, Benton, Alexander, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs, Jacksonville, Sheridan- Counties: Saline, Pulaski, Lonoke, Garland – Arkansas.

Purchase of the above vehicle is considered essential to the efficient operation of this organization in provision of public transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. There is no intent to infringe upon, or compete with, existing public or private transit operators, including Section 5307, urban public transit operators and Section 5311, rural public transit operators.

Any objection should be submitted in writing only to persons listed below. All comments will become a part of this organization’s application and will be a matter of public record. All written comments must be submitted within 30 days of the date of this notice. Any person wishing to request a public hearing on the proposed project must submit a request in writing within 10 days of the date of this notice to the persons listed below:

Craig Cloud
Chief Executive Officer
Friendship Community Care
Russellville, AR 72811

and to:

Greg Nation, Administrator
Public Transportation Programs Office
Arkansas Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 2261
Little Rock, AR 72203-2261

Parent Handbook (2018-19):

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General Resources:

Affordable Rental Housing hud.gov/topics/rental_assistance
Arkansas Autism Foundation arkansasautism.org
Arkansas Autism Resource and Outreach Center (AAROC) aaroc.org
Arkansas Disability Coalition adcpti.org
Arkansas Food Bank feedingamerica.org
Arkansas Homeless Shelter and Supportive Housing shelterlistings.org/state/arkansas.html
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services arcareereducation.org
Arkansas State Independent Living Council ar-silc.org
Attention Deficit Disorders Association adda-sr.org
Behavioral Health Resources (Families Inc.) familiesinc.net/resources/resource-links
Career OneStop careeronestop.org
Center for Parent Information and Resources parentcenterhub.org
Disability Rights Arkansas disabilityrightsar.org
Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities gcdd.ark.org/about
Help for Homeless Veterans va.gov/homeless
HIV Testing Sites in Arkansas hiv.gov/locator
Homeless Shelter Directory homelessshelterdirectory.org
iCan – Tools for Life ar-ican.org
NAMI Arkansas namiarkansas.org/home
Needy Meds needymeds.org
Project AWIN arsources.org/services/project-awin
Sources of Arkansas arsources.org
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) soarworks.prainc.com
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration samhsa.gov
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program fns.usda.gov/snap/apply
The Arc of Arkansas arcark.org
The Medicine Program themedicineprogram.com
Through the Looking Glass lookingglass.org/index.php
UA Partners for Inclusive Communities uofapartners.uark.edu
Women, Infant and Children (WIC) fns.usda.gov/wic/about-wic

      

PASSE Resources:

Arkansas Total Care arkansastotalcare.com
Summit Community Care                                   summitcommunitycare.com
Empower Healthcare Solutions getempowerhealth.com

Medicaid Resources:

Arkansas Medicaid –  medicaid.mmis.arkansas.gov Medicaid (national) – medicaid.gov Medicaid Saves Lives – medicaidSavesLives.com

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