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Grants Available for Arkansas Heritage Projects, Events

Jimmy Bryant, director of the Division of Arkansas Heritage, announced today that grants of up to $5,000 are available to help nonprofit organizations develop local events and projects that promote awareness and enjoyment of Arkansas heritage. The grants are designed to help foster awareness and enjoyment of Arkansas heritage and to assist in planning and implementing meaningful Arkansas projects such as exhibits, events or festivals and curriculum or teaching tools.

“Our constituents always tell us how important these grants are to their communities and organizations,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. “I am happy that, provided adequate funding, we are able to open the grant cycle so that groups can begin planning projects that will highlight their unique local history and heritage.”

Grants guidelines and the application packet are available. For more grant information, e-mail debra.fithen@arkansas.gov or call (501) 324-9150. Online applications must be completed and submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

The Division of Arkansas Heritage is committed to the discovery, preservation and presentation of our state’s natural and cultural heritage. The division accomplishes its goals through the work of nine agencies: Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Capitol Zoning District Commission, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas State Archives, Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Old State House Museum.