Find how to get assistance in all cities in Arkansas, including Little Rock and Fort Smith. Get access to rent assistance, help for paying utilities, health care and medical bills, food, and other financial aid.
Arkansas Health Care Access Foundation, Inc.
This medical assistance program is for lower income, medically uninsured Arkansas residents who can’t pay medical bills. The products and services provided in the program are all donated or volunteered by Arkansas dentists, doctors, cooperating hospitals, pharmacies, and home health agencies. 800-950-8233
This is a healthcare program for families and children in need of health insurance that can help them with medical expenses. There are two levels of this program, one being ARKids A (which is Medicaid) and the second level is ARKids B. “B” is for families whose income is too high to be on government Medicaid but have no health insurance for their children. 1-888-474-8275
Emergency Food Assistance Program
The Emergency Food Assistance Program will make surplus food and groceries available to lower income households. This assistance is intended to supplement other resources and is not intended to serve as a household's sole or main food source. (501) 371-1400
The Arkansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
It helps families with limited income get the food and nutrition they need for good health. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are used instead of cash to buy food and groceries. Most people usually must spend some cash along with their grant and voucher benefits in order to buy enough food for a month. (501) 682-1001
Cash Assistance and Social Services
Several government and public aid programs are available. Financial help and resources are prioritized for low income families, senior citizens, and the disabled across the state. Learn more about Arkansas public assistance.
Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA)
This program assists financially needy Arkansas families with children under the age of 18 become more independent and responsible for the support of their families. It will provide grants, job training, and offer help with finding employment, including work from home jobs. 1-800-482-8988
Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Assistance
Find a listing of non profit, HUD approved agencies to call for foreclosure help in Arkansas. The federal government has certified numerous non-profits in the state of HUD housing agencies. Read more.
Non-Profit Debt Reduction and Credit Services
Several national and local agencies operate in Arkansas. They offer consumers a number of credit and debt assistance programs, and provide homeowners help on their home loans. Find Arkansas credit counseling.
Free Legal Aid in Arkansas from Non-Profits
A few different firms can help state residents deal with civil legal matters. For example, get free legal aid and support for housing, family issues, debt and foreclosure filings, and other issues. More.
Child Care Subsidies
The Department of Human Services runs a program for low income parents that are working or in school. Federal and state of Arkansas funds can help pay for a portion of your day and child care expenses. Additional details on Arkansas child care assistance.
Arkansas Community Clinics and Medical Centers
People of all income levels can turn to community clinics for free or low cost, high quality medical care. Get help with items such as prescriptions, medication, check ups, and more. Click here.
Another option for those who need help are free dental clinics in Arkansas. Get more information on services and programs offered.
Residents that do not have insurance can turn to government sponsored and non-profit programs. Several resources are available for low income, uninsured families. Health screenings, medications, check ups, and other basic medical care is offered. Learn more.
Arkansas, working with the federal government and non-profits, provides several resources for disabled residents. Assistance is available for paying bills such as utilities, food, equipment, rent, medical care, and job training. Or individuals can also get help in applying for SSDI. Learn more.
Help for Evictions and Homeless Programs
Families that need help with paying a security deposit or grants to pay rent to stop an eviction have resources available to them. Federal funds from ESG or Housing and Urban Development as well as mediation can help tenants facing an eviction in Arkansas. Click more information.
Short-term Housing Programs
Some of the options include transitional homes and apartments or emergency shelters. Families in Arkansas that have been evicted or currently homeless individuals can turn to non-profits that offer these housing resources. Continue reading Arkansas transitional housing assistance.
Emergency Financial Assistance
The nation’s leading charity, the Salvation Army, has centers across Arkansas. Social services available can help low income individuals access emergency financial aid programs and other resources. Apply for free food, rental assistance, money for utilities, holiday meals and gifts, and other aid. Read more financial assistance Arkansas Salvation Army.
Food Assistance Programs and Banks in Arkansas
Get information on organizations that can provide free food and groceries. Among them include pantries, food banks, and a number of other non-profits and charities. Read more.
Employment, Education, Cash Grants and Self-Sufficiency
Government grants for basic needs can be provided by non-profit community action agencies. In addition, the organizations will also offer self-sufficiency type resources such as employment and education assistance. Read Arkansas community action agencies.
Those residents seeking a career change, a new skill, or if you are unemployed, Workforce Centers in Arkansas can help clients find a new job or gain skills. More on Arkansas job training.
Programs for Seniors and Elderly
People over 55 have fairly unique needs. The Agency on Aging can provide seniors a number of services. Get help with medical needs, food, transportation, home care, and other information. More details.
Energy Bill Help
Several different statewide assistance programs can provide grants, financial assistance, energy conservation programs, weatherization, and other forms of utility bill help to the low income. More on Arkansas energy bill assistance.
Arkansas Telephone Bill Programs
Discounts are provided from government funded resources such as Lifeline, which is administered by the Public Service Commission. There may also be savings on setting up a new telephone, and some companies provide free cell phones. More on Arkansas Lifeline program.
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Miller County (Texarkana)
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Montgomery County (Mount Ida)
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Newton County (Jasper)
Ouachita County (Camden)
Perry County (Perryville)
Pike County (Murfreesboro)
Poinsett County (Harrisburg)
Polk County (Mena)
Pope County (Russellville)
Pulaski County (Little Rock)
Saline County (Benton)
Scott County (Waldron)
Searcy County (Marshall)
Sebastian County (Greenwood and Fort Smith)
Sevier County (De Queen)
Sharp County (Ash Flat)
St. Francis (Forrest City)
Stone County (Mountain View)
Union (El Dorado)
Van Buren County (Clinton)
White County (Searcy)
Woodruff County (Augusta)
Yell County (Dardanelle and Danville)
Energy and Low-Income Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) in Energy
This program will help lower income Arkansas households with home energy costs, including heating and cooling bills, by administering both the Regular Assistance and Crisis Intervention programs. Each of these components provides financial assistance to households in the form of a one-time per year cash grant payment to the household's energy supplier or, under certain circumstances, to the applicant themselves.
Arkansas Weatherization Overview
Weatherization provides funds and grants to Arkansas residents to help them save energy in their. It focuses on the homes of low-income people, with emphasis on handicapped, elderly, and families with children.