Grant Application

Grant Application Procedural Update's

 

In the past UWSEARK Allocations were not restricted, and no documentation was required for how the money was spent. As the “Modern United Way” moves into the future, there is a need for specific data on the impact of programs funded.

Allocations will now be known as Community Impact Grants.

To fulfill this need, we must now require more information as to how the granted monies are used. We will be asking for data & statistics twice a year.  The required information will be more detailed, but the process will remain the same, Volunteer teams will be reviewing your grant packet, site visit, and conducting a budget review. 

 

We will require information on specific programs that fall under:

  • Health (physical & mental)
  • Education (early childhood thru adult)
  • Income Stability (improving one’s ability to earn a living)

Many programs will overlap these three initiatives.

 

I’m sure there will be questions. The grant application will be more detailed but not drastically different. Please do not hesitate to call or come by with any questions or concerns. Thank you again for choosing to partner with The United Way of Southeast Arkansas.

Application Requirements

Applications are accepted until May 5th 11:59 pm 

The United Way of Southeast Arkansas is accepting Impact Grant applications for the 2024-2025

 

To be eligible for allocation consideration for the United Way of Southeast Arkansas Investment Grant, your agency must meet ALL of the following criteria:

 

  • Provide a human service to residents of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, Lee, Lincoln, Monroe, Ouachita, and Phillips counties.
  • The I.R.S. must recognize the organization as tax-exempt under 26 U.S. Code 501(c) 3 and to which contributions are tax-deductible pursuant to 26 U.S. C 170(c) (2). The organization is classified as a public charity under U.S.C. 590(a).  A copy of the most recent I.R.S. A determination letter will be required. File I.R.S. form 990, or pro forma I.R.S. for 990, and show a copy of such filing for a period ending no more than 18 months before April 2020. Have a Certified Public Accountant conduct an audit every year. Such reviews must be completed in a timely manner, and one original must accompany the agency’s program funding application each year. 
  • The audit must include a management letter, and if need be, an action plan for rectifying any deficiencies noted in the management letter—a copy of the most current audit.
  • Have an active local Board of Directors or Advisory Board. 
  • Have a policy of non-discrimination (board, staff, volunteers, and clients).
  • Procure and maintain valid and adequate systems of insurance regarding fire, loss, casualty, indemnity, and general and professional liability if applicable.
  • Have written policies on board members and governance in by-laws.
  • Have at least one part-time or full-time paid employee.
  • List of Board of Directors meeting dates and during the past 12 months when a quorum was present and the month that you elect new board members.

(If your agency does not meet the above-referenced criteria, your application will not be reviewed by the United Way of Southeast Arkansas. All documents must be submitted in their entirety and at the time of application to be considered).

 

Login Instructions

Watch a short instructional video on creating an account and saving drafts.

All applicants are required to have or create an account to complete and submit your application.  Keep your user name and password handy so that you can "save a draft" and return to complete your submission.  Also this user name and password will continue to be used for agency reporting and future applications.

  • LOGIN HERE (If you already have a user name and password)
  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT (New users only - Recommend using your Agency Name as your User Name - watch for an email to set your password, check spam)
  • RESET YOUR PASSWORD (if your email has been used previously, you can reset your password)
  • LOGOUT (Be sure to log out once you have saved your draft or submitted your application)

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Do not leave any blanks; enter N/A if not applicable.

Be sure to click "SAVE DRAFT" frequently, you will be able to return and work on the application as time permits. Be sure to click "SUBMIT" when completed, you will not be able to access completed submission, but you will be sent a copy of your submission.

 

This application must be submitted in its entirety, including all supporting documentation, no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 5th. 2024.