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Application period opens for Arkansas Heritage Grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Community-based non-profit groups and others interested in supporting the mission of Arkansas Heritage are encouraged to apply for Arkansas Heritage Grants. Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Department of Arkansas Parks, Heritage and Tourism which identifies, preserves and promotes our state’s cultural, historic and natural resources as a source of pride and enjoyment for all.

“The heritage of our state is influenced greatly by the big and small actions of community leaders,” said Marty Ryall, director of the Division of Arkansas Heritage. “That’s why we’re encouraging Arkansans to apply for these grants and further support their local programming, events or offerings.”

Arkansas Heritage Grants are designed to help groups promote awareness and enjoyment of Arkansas’ heritage; increase community-based non-profit groups’ ability to create heritage related programs, especially in places where they would otherwise not occur; foster cooperative efforts among organizations, businesses and government to increase the size and scope of events; and create ongoing components to existing heritage-related celebrations.

Grants cannot exceed $5,000, and for-profit organizations or events are not eligible. Money must go toward the proposed program, but cannot be used to fund ongoing operating costs, staff salaries or brick-and-mortar infrastructure. More information on grant criteria can be found at

There are two deadlines in 2024 for submitting proposals: April 12 and Oct 11. For more information, please contact Debra Fithen, grants manager for Arkansas Heritage, at

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