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Arkansas Heritage Month 2018 Grant Applications Open

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst recently announced that the Arkansas Heritage Month 2018 grant application process is now open. Each year, dozens of organizations statewide apply for and receive grants to help develop local events and programs during Heritage Month, observed in May of each year.

This year's theme, “Off the Beaten Path: Explore and Enjoy Arkansas’s Natural Heritage,” will highlight the work of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), one of the divisions of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. ANHC works to conserve the state’s natural landscape and biological diversity through research, stewardship of public lands and educational outreach.

In planning an event or program for Heritage Month 2018, think about the region surrounding your community. What natural landscapes offer activities such as birding, hiking, nature study or photography? In what ways does your region enjoy its natural areas and landscapes? What plants or animals are common in your area? Whatever you choose to present, plan an event that will honor your community and its people. Create something that will celebrate authentic Arkansas and make others want to come and explore your region’s natural heritage.

Grants of up to $5,000 may be requested by non-profit organizations to support a project that reflects the Heritage Month theme. To access a grant application booklet that outlines all criteria and the grant selection process, download the information here, write to the Heritage Month Grant Coordinator at DAH, 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201; fax (501) 324-9154; or email [email protected].  

Applications must be received in the Department of Arkansas Heritage office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.