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Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) Grants

Grants to Arkansas Agencies to Manage and
Acquire Land and Preserve Historic Sites

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Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC)

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Arkansas government agencies to protect and preserve historic and natural sites and buildings. Applicants must contact the Funding Source to obtain login information and instructions to apply. Funding is intended to support projects that maintain and protect outdoor recreation, historic sites, and natural areas that are owned by the State. Funding may be requested for projects deemed to be of value for conservation or recreation purposes.

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.

Grant Programs:

  • Annual Grants: Projects funded during a regular annual grant period. These grants are submitted through the regular annual grant cycle with projects and expenditures occurring between July 1 and June 30 of each year.
  • Emergency Grants: Projects for unanticipated opportunities deemed highly significant and critical for the State to fund.

Types of Grants - Grants may be for acquisition, management/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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178199

Term of Contract:

Date of Project Implementation: July 1

Annual Grants: Projects and expenditures occurring between July 1 and June 30 of each year.

If a grant project is delayed due to conditions beyond the applicant’s control, the applicant may request in writing an extension of the project period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 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. ANCRC funds cannot be used to pay for consultants to write grant applications, reports, or to manage the granted funds.

Emergency grants are not awarded to any project which could normally be sent through the regular grant review and approval process. Applications are not eligible if they l) follow immediately after the regular grant deadline and reflect no apparent emergency, or 2) could normally be reviewed at the regular deadline for Annual grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- New Grant Projects - Provide Executive Summary and Request Logon Directions: Requested no later than 1 st Monday in February
- Final Grant Application Submitted in Grant Management Portal: Due by 4 p.m. on the 1 st Monday in March
- PowerPoint Presentation for Funding Decision Meeting: Due 1 st Wednesday in May
- Funding Decision Meeting: 2 nd Wednesday in May
- Mandatory Grantee Meeting: Completed no later than 4 th Wednesday in May
- Date of Project Implementation: July 1
- Funding Requests: Due between the 15 th and 20 th of the Month

Previous ANCRC grantees and applicants who have not applied for an ANCRC grant online should send the contact information of the Grant Coordinator who will be completing the online application/who will be the point of contact throughout the application process. Information should be emailed to Debra Fithen by the 1 st Monday in February.

For new projects, a summary of the project is requested. Information should be emailed to Debra Fithen by the 1 st Monday in February.

Next Phase Applicants: If Grant Coordinator/Contact information has changed, email Debra Fithen before proceeding.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=arkansasheritage

For more information, contact:
Debra Fithen
Division of Arkansas Heritage
1100 North Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Debra.Fithen@arkansas.gov

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