In 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency selected Pulaski County for a Brownfields Pilot Grant to identify and inventory potential Brownfield properties in the primary target area. Pulaski County was also selected to receive additional funding for assessments at Brownfields properties to use for green space purpose. This Pilot targeted areas in two cities located in Pulaski County-Little Rock and North Little Rock.
In 2004, Pulaski County was awarded a Brownfields assessment grant. Under this program, hazardous substances and petroleum grant funds will be used to conduct Phase I and Phase II site assessments, cleanup planning, and outreach within the cities of Little Rock and North Little.
Pulaski County was selected to receive a Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grant that provides loans that support clean-up activites for contaminated site in 2005. Over 50 properties with redevelopment potential have been identified in the urban core of Little Rock and North Little Rock. The downtown areas of Little Rock and North Little Rock have begun significant growth in commercial and residential development and there is so much more to do.