Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Arkansas Assistance Programs and Services


  • Arkansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Provides monthly food assistance benefits to eligible households to cover a portion of their household’s food budget(+++)  Call: 501-682-1001
  • Arkansas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Through various state programs (TEA, Work Pays) provides cash as temporary assistance for Arkansas needy familiesCall: 855-225-4440
  • ARKids First Health Insurance Program  – Provides two coverage options for Arkansas childrenCall: 501-682-1001
  • Arkansas Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Arkansas residents, Call: 800-457-4454
  • Arkansas Health Insurance Premium Payment Program  – Designed to help Medicaid recipients with high healthcare costs by reimbursing all or a portion of the cost of their health insurance provided by an employer or COBRA, Call: 855-692-7447
  • Arkansas Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 501-661-2508
  • Arkansas National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 501-324-9502
  • Arkansas Special Milk Program ⇑ – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 501-324-9502
  • Arkansas School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call:  501-324-9502
  • Arkansas Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call501-682-8869
  • Arkansas Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) ⇑ – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall:  800-737-2237 
  • Arkansas Head Start and Early Head Start ⇑ – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 501-371-0740
  • Arkansas Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) ⇑ – Helps low-income Arkansas households pay their heating/cooling billsCall: 501-682-1001
  • Arkansas Charitable Help for Paying Your Bills  – Programs that provide emergency charitable assistance and economic help to Arkansas low-income households by helping them pay their utility bills, Call: Listed Phone Numbers
  • Arkansas Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 800-558-2633 
  • Arkansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh Arkansas grown fruits, vegetables, and fresh-cut herbs at farmers’ markets, Call: 780-741-11447
  • Arkansas Money Follows the Person Program  – Helps transition individuals who have resided in institutions 90 days or longer into a qualified home and community-based programs, Call: 866-801-3435
  • Arkansas Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income Arkansas lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Arkansas Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for low-income Arkansas residents., Call: Local PHA