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Heritage Month Grant Process

Grants are available to help communities and organizations develop meaningful Heritage Month events and programs in their areas. These are the general guidelines:
  • The grant process typically opens each year in late October, with an application deadline in mid-December.
  • Grants will be awarded in February for Heritage Month events to be held in May.
  • Grant awards can be up to $5,000 for a qualifying event.
  • Grant applications must reflect the current year’s theme.
  • Grant awards require a 25 percent match, either in cash and/or in-kind.
  • The project must occur during the month of May.
  • The applicant must be a non-profit or not-for-profit organization.
  • The applicant must not be an agency of local, county or state government. However, collaborative efforts, such as friends groups involving state agencies, are acceptable.
  • Grants will not be awarded to fund ongoing operating cost of the organization.

2015 Heritage Month Grants

Heritage Month 2015 Theme: 
From the Delta to the Hills: Different Landscapes, a Common Heritage

Heritage Month grants are intended to assist communities in promoting and preserving the important and unique heritage of all Arkansas communities.