2019-2020 Emergency Community Grant Application

Arkansas Governor Hutchinson has issued a directive to ensure that COVID-19 remains controlled in Arkansas. Social distancing, while appropriate and necessary, has hampered the ability of local nonprofit organizations to meet the needs of individuals who typically receive services provided by those nonprofit organizations.

For almost 100 years, the Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) has endeavored to meet community needs. The JLLR has created the JLLR Emergency Community Grant Program specifically to provide short-term funds to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Pulaski County during the current COVID-19 crisis. The JLLR Board of Directors will review each application and make selection(s) based on how the applicants plan to use any funds awarded to meet the needs of women and children during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to current JLLR community partners.

  • Emergency Community Grant requests should be between $50- $500.
  • Each applicant will be notified by email whether or not their request for Emergency Community Grant funds will be filled.
  • The individual signing this application certifies that all information provided is true and complete to the best of his/her knowledge and agrees, if asked, to provide supplemental information to verify the accuracy of the completed application.
  • Applications for Emergency Community Grant funds will be confidential; however, the JLLR reserves the right to publicize the funds awarded to successful applicants.
  • Grants will be awarded based on how well your answer demonstrates ability to meet the needs of women and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Successful applicants must agree to submit a report detailing how funds awarded to the organization by the JLLR were utilized. Report will be due July 1, 2020 and can be emailed to president@jllr.org.
  • Awarded funds must be spent no later than May 31, 2020.
  • Restrictions: The fund requests may not be: (1) related to religious, political, or medical research projects; (2) granted to individuals; (3) used to pay salaries or stipends; (4) for another agency to distribute as a grant, or (4) to pay for overhead expenses for the applicant (including but not limited to rent, utilities, or other monthly expenses).

Completed applications must be submitted online by midnight on April 5, 2020.

Questions? Contact President Jennifer Goss at president@jllr.org.

Grant Application