Jenkins’ Ferry projects awarded grants

Grants for Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield projects were among $11,550 in grants awarded Thursday to projects that commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Chairman Tom Dupree announced.

The Grant County Museum received $575 for “Connecting the Dots to the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry: Students Trace Back an A’MAZEing 150 Years” and Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield received $2,000 for the April 26-27 sesquicentennial commemoration of the battle.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded four times per year, as funding is available. The next deadline is Friday, February 14.

Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded at, or can be requested by writing to ACWS Grants, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, sending an email to, or calling 501-324-9877.