Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC)
03/01/18 5:00 PM CST
Grants to Arkansas government agencies for the acquisition, operations, maintenance, and management of historic sites, structures, buildings and objects. Funding may be requested for projects deemed to be of value for conservation or recreation purposes. Eligible project areas are acquisition, management and stewardship, or a combination of the two.
1. Acquisition - A grant is defined as an acquisition grant if funding is requested for the purpose of acquisition by the State.
2. Management/Stewardship - A grant is defined as a management/stewardship grant if funding is requested for the development of heretofore-undeveloped property, sites, or programs, and/or renovation of existing property or sites. The grant may also include requests for projects involving maintenance, preservation, improvements, management and operations, and programming.
3. Combination - A grant is defined as a combination grant if the grant includes a request for funding for both of the above categories.
The Council will fund projects for acquisition, management and stewardship of State-owned lands or the preservation of State-owned historic sites, buildings, structures or objects which the Council determines to be of value for recreation or conservation purposes; said purposes to be used, preserved or conserved for the benefit of this and future generations.
In funding State Park improvements, the Council shall initially emphasize the restoration or renovation of existing facilities and historic structures within the system.
To qualify for funding as a historic preservation project, a site, building or structure must either be on, or determined eligible to be on, the National Register of Historic Places. Any question of eligibility will be determined by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
GrantWatch ID#: 178199
Expenditures may occur between July 1 and June 30 of each year.
Applicants for funding from the Natural and Cultural Resources Grants and Trust Fund shall be agencies of the State of Arkansas receiving General Revenue funding and are authorized by law to acquire, manage, operate or maintain State-owned lands or to preserve State-owned historic sites, buildings, structures or objects which the Council determines to be of value for recreation or conservation purposes for the benefit of this and future generations.
The Council will fund projects that conform to the purposes defined in the legislation, bylaws and grant application procedures. The Council will not fund (a) contributions or donations to other organizations or individuals; (b) entertainment expenses, including refreshments, flowers, reception costs, etc.; (c) lobbying expenses; (d) regular, full-time administrative staff for a project; nor (e) standard, on-going, operating expenses for a project. With regard to (d), this exclusion does not apply to construction personnel.
The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM CST on March 1, 2018.
-Grant Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
-Funding Decision: May 9, 2018
-Grantee Meeting: May 30, 2018
-Date of Project Implementation: July 1, 2018
-Monthly Funding Request: Due the 20th of each month
-Progress/Final Reports: Due January 30, 2019 and July 30, 2019
-Deadline to Request Grant Extension: March 1, 2019
-Date of Project Completion: June 30, 2019
-Final Report Deadline: July 30, 2019
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Debra Fithen, Grants Manager
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
1100 North Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
P: (501) 324-9158
F: (501) 324-9154