Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program


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.

Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Application

Past Grants Awarded

The deadline for submitting applications to be considered during the next funding cycle is 4:30 p.m. on Wedesday, October 1, 2014.  Applications can be mailed to the Arkansas History Commission at One Capitol Mall, 2B-215, Little Rock, AR 72201, or delivered in person. Applications should not be emailed unless you have received prior approval of Tatyana Oyinloye, African American History Program Coordinator.   If you have questions about the program, please contact Tatyana Oyinloye, African American History Program Coordinator at 501.682.6892 or at tatyana.oyinloye@arkansas.gov.