Recovery Grant Volunteer

In the wake of the March 31 tornado, individuals and families throughout Little Rock are working to recover and rebuild. The Heart of Arkansas United Way has been chosen to distribute funds received by the City of Little Rock in response to the March 31 tornado. This long-term recovery grant process seeks to identify Little Rock residents who have unmet needs associated with the tornado that are creating barriers to resuming a normal life.

We are looking for volunteers to assist in reviewing grant applications from individuals and families affected by the March 31 tornado and make recommendations for funding disbursements. The Disaster Recovery Grant committee will be comprised of multiple sub-committees who will review funding requests and ensure resources are invested as efficiently, transparently, and equitably as possible.

Join us! Apply now to join the Recovery Grant Committee. For more information, contact Lynn Pharr at or 501.435.3194. 

  1. Must be able to prove residency in the City of Little Rock.
  2. Participate on a grant subcommittee.
  3. Disclose any possible conflicts of interest.
  4. Attend required training session(s) in October.
  5. Utilize defined guidelines and priorities to complete grant application review. Volunteers can expect to review 20-25 applications, and application review is completed through online software.
  6. Attend subcommittee meeting to make grant recommendations.

Volunteer commitment is approximately 15 hours of time over the month of October (approx. 10 hours reviewing materials; approx. 5 hours participating in training and meetings). This time commitment is essential to fulfilling the responsibilities to the citizens of Little Rock affected by the March 31 tornado.

  • Early October: Volunteer Orientation
  • Early October (approximately 1-2 weeks): Volunteers review and score applications online (on your own time)
  • October 16-30: Subcommittees meet to finalize grant recommendations.