Curtis H. Sykes (December 21, 1930 - September 9, 2007) was instrumental in the establishment of the Black History Commission of Arkansas.
The Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program offers grants to fund projects related to African American history in Arkansas, and is currently accepting applications
. Past projects include historical research, exhibits, workshops,
publications, oral history interviews, documentary films, and cemetery
preservation and documentation.
Past Grants Awarded
The application guidelines and forms for the Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant program are currently undergoing revision. Updated guidelines for the next cycle of funding ending January 2, 2015, will be released on this site in late November 2014. For additional information on the new guidelines, please contact the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900.