Arkansas Specific Grants:
Rural Community Grant Program:
Applicants from incorporated towns of less than 3,000 in population and unincorporated rural areas are eligible for up to $15,000 in matching funds under this program. The match ratio on the program is 50/50. Communities wishing to apply for projects under the program must provide one half of the cost of the project as match. Match may be comprised of in-kind labor, in-kind materials or cash and must be available at the time of application. Applications for this program are accepted August through March of each year. Communities in the past have received funding for baseball/softball fields, community centers, walking tracks, park and playground equipment, pavilions, picnic tables, and library shelving.Thankyou letter writing service Fire departments have received funding for new fire stations, additional bays for existing stations, turn-out gear, communications equipment, fire trucks, SCBA’s, extrication equipment and brush trucks.
For Questions Contact:
Grants Manager, Becca Caldwell: (501)-682-3292
Fiscal Year 2020 Deadlines are:
Cycle I – August 8, 2019 Cycle II – March 5, 2020
Regional / National Grants:
In order for communities to thrive, citizens must feel safe. Just as the safety of our employees and community members is paramount to how we operate, Union Pacific is committed to helping communities prevent and prepare for accidents and emergencies, so citizens get home safe at the end of each day. As such, we prioritize funding for programs that seek to:
- Encourage safe behaviors and prevent accidents through education and awareness, particularly projects which focus on rail, driver, bike, and pedestrian safety.
- Eliminate risks and improve safe access to community spaces through infrastructure improvements, for instance signage, proper lighting, and public trail improvements.
- Prepare and equip citizens and emergency responders* to effectively respond to incidents and emergencies if or when they occur.
- Prevent crime and incidents of violence through efforts that address the root causes of these issues and seek to mitigate their occurrence.
*Note: Union Pacific supports publicly-funded emergency responders through a variety of corporate programs; only independent nonprofit, 501(c)(3) emergency response organizations, such as volunteer departments, are eligible for funding through this grant program.
Walmart Community Grants:
Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.
Before applying, please note:
- The 2019 grant cycle begins Feb. 15, 2019and the application deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2019.
- Application may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Please note that applications will only remain pending in our system for 90 days.
- Awarded grants range from $250 to $5,000.
Organizations applying must meet one of the following criteria:
- An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed in the IRS Master File that conduct activities in the United States.
- A recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes;
- A K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or
- A church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large such as food pantries, soup kitchens, clothing closets, etc.
- All organizations must verify that they meet the eligibility requirements. This may require submitting a support ticket through Cybergrants.
- Applications must be completed in full and submitted online to be considered.
- Submitting an online application does not guarantee funding.
- The facility manager and the grant administrator reserve the right to adjust the amount awarded to each organization without prior notice.