Assistance Programs, Local Agencies and Charities

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  • Arkansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Provides monthly food assistance benefits to eligible households to cover a portion their household’s food budgetCall: 501-682-1001
  • Arkansas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Through various state programs (TEA, Work Pays) provides cash as a temporary assistance for Arkansas needy familiesCall: 870-534-1920
  • 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: 866-322-4696
  • 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, Call: 501-682-8869
  • 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 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 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