Grants for Existing Homeless Service Providers

Grant Guidelines

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. declared a state of emergency in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 12, 2020.

In an effort to prevent the spread of this infectious disease, the City of Little Rock accepted grant applications from existing homeless shelters and homeless day resource centers for funding for emergency supplies for sanitation, safety, and public health purposes.

Examples of appropriate requests include emergency supplies for the following:

  • cleaning and disinfecting,
  • food safety,
  • proper handling of waste and disposal thereof, and
  • isolating persons in the period of contagion from the rest of the population served by the applicant. 

The application became available for submission on March 24, 2020, and grants were awarded on a rolling basis with a maximum award amount of $2,500. Funds have now been expended, and the City is no longer accepting applications.

Applicants must provide proof of legal status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Applicants must have provided services to persons experiencing homelessness in the City of Little Rock prior to the emergency declaration referenced above.

If selected, awardees must sign an agreement with the City of Little Rock, and awardees must provide receipts for purchases made pursuant to the grant award.