Arkansas Heritage Grants Awarded to 15 Organizations

Fifteen organizations from around Arkansas received an Arkansas Heritage Grant at a ceremony held at the Division of Arkansas Heritage headquarters in Little Rock on Jan. 13. The grants ranged in size from $1,400 to $5,000 for each institution and will fund such things as tours, special programming and exhibits.

“Arkansas communities are proud of their individual heritage stories and have so much to share,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism. “We are delighted that these grants can provide much needed support for their work.”

Grants were announced for the following organizations:

  • 1.Ark. Association of Black Psychology Professionals, Little Rock, $5,000
  • 2.Central Ark. Library System, Little Rock, $4,350
  • 3.Cherokee Village Historical Society, Cherokee Village, $4,500
  • 4.Fairfield Bay Heritage Center, $3,310
  • 5.Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Assoc., Little Rock, $4,500
  • 6.LatinX Theatre Project, Fayetteville, $2,000
  • 7.Main Street Russellville, Inc., $2,110
  • 8.Main Street Texarkana, $2,000
  • 9.Marr Street Productions, Pocahontas, $4,500
  • 10.Mt. Judea Area Alliance, Mt. Judea, $3,130
  • 11.Nevada County Depot & Museum, Prescott, $4,720
  • 12.New Edinburg Community Center, $4,980
  • 13.Ozark Natural Science Center, Huntsville, $1,500
  • 14.Saline County Art League, Benton, $1,400
  • 15.Texarkana Museums System, Texarkana, $2,000

Each year, grants up to $5,000 each are awarded to local organizations to underwrite the development of Arkansas history- and heritage-themed events, projects and activities. The grants are funded by the 1/8¢ Conservation Tax, Amendment 75.

Click here, more information on the grant process or future grant cycles or contact Debra Fithen, grants manager for the Division of Arkansas Heritage, at or (501) 324-9150.