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Arkansas Heritage, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, today announced $24,148 in grants for six local organizations. The Arkansas Heritage Grants Program aims to help community-based and non-profit groups create programs that promote awareness and enjoyment of Arkansas’s heritage, and to make heritage-related programs possible where they would not otherwise occur.

Award recipients are:

  • City of Fairfield Bay, Fairfield Bay Historic District QRC Project, $964

  • Clinton House Museum, program development, $5,000

  • Lifelong Learning Institute of Hot Springs Village, Inc., Third Annual Arkansas Heritage Festival, $5,000

  • Quality of Life Outreach, Inc., Celebrating Arkansas, $5,000

  • Stone County Historical Society, Stone County Sesquicentennial Celebration, $5,000

  • True Grit Trail, Dardanelle 2022, $3,184

In evaluating Arkansas Heritage Grant applications, the organization’s relationship to the community, its mission and sources of income, the impact of the project and the degree to which it will foster heritage tourism development are taken into consideration in addition to other criteria.

Photos of today’s event are available here.

To learn more about the application process, visit . The deadline for the next cycle of grant applications is April 13, 2023. Awards are granted twice per year.

For more information about the Arkansas Heritage Grants Program, please contact Debra Fithen, grants manager for Arkansas Heritage, at 501-324-9150 or .

Arkansas Heritage

Arkansas Heritage was created in 1975 and is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. There are eight agencies with unique heritage focuses under the umbrella of this division: Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.


Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Mike Mills serves as the cabinet secretary for the department.

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