RhondaHulseRhonda Hulse
Grants Administrator
Lincoln AR 72744

Rhonda Hulse is a lifelong resident of Lincoln who serves as the city’s Grants Administrator and is also executive assistant to City Manager Clyde Wood. In addition to these duties, she is office manager at the water department.

The Grants Administration Program, headed up by Rhonda, is staffed by the city manager and receives technical support from the ISD Director, Al Videtto. In addition, each department head also helps with the generation of ideas and gives job-specific information required to submit the applications for the grant process.

Rhonda joined the City of Lincoln in 2000 as a front desk clerk for the water department, and after six years took a position with Washington County where she utilized both her water skill sets and her grants certifications. She holds an ACEDP Grants Administrator certification. She donated consulting services in 2010 and returned to the city in 2011 as Grants Administrator and since 2010 has brought $87,280 in grants to the city. She is also certified with a Class I waste water license and is part of the Lincoln Waste Water management team.

She is active in the community, recently serving as the Arts and Crafts Chairman to the Arkansas Apple Festival. She serves as Secretary of the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District and has been elected 2013 Secretary of Lincoln Kiwanis. She is also a member of the Lincoln High School Booster Club.

Grants To-Date

Year Amount Purpose
2010 $16,550 South Park Walking Trail
2010 $14,975 Batting Cage for City Athletic Park
2011 $30,818 New Police Vehicle with Video Surveillance System
2012 $3,500 Video Recorder for Police Vehicle
2012 $3,000 Foul Ball Netting for Ball Field at the Athletic Park
2012 $14,237 Fire Rescue Boat – Emergency Services
2012 $4,200 Police Systems Upgrade – Computer Upgrades for Police Department
2013 $1,600 Animal League of Washington County
2013 $45,000 Fun Park Grant – Establish Bumble Bee Park
2014 $15,000 Cox Communications Grant   – Lincoln Public Library Information Technology upgrades
2014 $35,000 General Improvement Grant – Lincoln Fire Department Air Packs
2014 $26,000 General Improvement Grant – Low Water Bridge Lincoln Lake
2015 $3,150 Department of Finance and Administration Jag Grant – Police Technical upgrades

Total $213,030.00

Our grants administrator is working on a Arkansas Department of Transportation Infrastructure Grant for possible sidewalks on Highway 62 and a Arkansas Department of Rural Services Grant for a possible walking trail around the planned Community Garden. She is also working with our technology director, Al Videtto, on in-kind and corporate donations for technology improvements.

We would like to give a special thanks to Cox Communications for its donations of time, services, product and equipment through our Information Technology department, in addition to the grant we received in 2014.

We also received a donation from a private source who wishes to remain anonymous which was given to our police department to replace equipment. We would also like to thank everyone who is donating time and services to our various departments and projects.