Ark. Code Ann. § 6-42-104(h)(6) (as amended by Act 56 of the 1983 First Extraordinary Session), states that the Arkansas Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children shall:
“Select on an annual basis not more than three educational programs for gifted and talented students operated by local school districts for recognition as outstanding programs. The programs so recognized shall be eligible to receive an award of not more than $3,000 from funds appropriated to the Arkansas Department of Education (now the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education) for the purpose of making awards to outstanding educational programs.”
Award recipients from the past five years are not eligible to apply for a 2024 award.