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Arkansas State and Local Level Referrals

When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.

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For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.

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For reference, see the full list of disaster recovery service categories covered in the below local resource list.

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Arkansas State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesArkansas Rehabilitation ServicesInformation on state and public resources for citizens with disabilities.501-296-1600 800-330-0632
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesDepartment. of Human Resources - Division of Developmental DisabilitiesInformation on state and public resources for citizens with developmental disabilities.501-683-0870
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesRural Caregivers Directory - ArkansasInformation on state and public resources for citizens with disabilities. Online directory by state.Online directory for local offices
Aging ServicesDepartment of Human Services - Division of Aging & Adult ServicesThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.501-686-9164
Aging ServicesArea Agency on Aging of NW ArkansasThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.870-741-1144 800-432-9721 TDD: 870-741-1346
Agricultural AidArkansas State Farm Service AgencyUSDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.501-301-3000
Agricultural AidArkansas Rural Development - Single Family Housing ProgramUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.501-301-3200
Consumer ServicesArkansas Office of Attorney General - Consumer Complaint DivisionInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.501-682-2007
800-482-8982
ContractorsArkansas-Contractor's Licensing BoardContractor's license verification and consumer complaints services.501-372-4661
ContractorsArkansas Office of Attorney General - Consumer Complaint DivisionInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.800-482-8982
ContractorsArkansas requires the licensure of commercial and residential contractors.
Crisis CounselingNW Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center Crisis Line24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help.Emergency: 911 888-274-7472
Disaster Specific Information
Disaster Unemployment AssistanceArkansas Unemployment InsuranceThis assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.501-682-2121
855-225-4440
Essential NeedsArkansas Department of Human ServicesAssistance in filing an application for food stamps.501-682-1001
800-482-8988
Essential NeedsArkansas Department of Human Services -SNAP Food StampInformation and assistance in filing for food stamps.501-682-8253 800-482-8988
Essential NeedsArkansas Department of Health: Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program)Nutrition evaluation and monthly vouchers to receive free supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, cheese, milk, eggs, peanut butter and dried beans.501-661-2508
800-462-0599
Essential NeedsArkansas Food BankReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.501-565-8121
Essential NeedsNorthwest Arkansas Food BankReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Benton, Madison, Washington, and Carroll counties479-872-8774
Essential NeedsNorth Central Arkansas Food BankReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Fulton, Boone, Izard, Searcy, Baxter, Marion, Sharp, Newton, and Stone counties870-499-7565
Essential NeedsNortheast ArkansasReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Poinsett, Randolph, St. Francis, Woodruff, and Mississippi counties870-932-3663
Essential NeedsMid-South Arkansas Food BankReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Crittenden county901-527-0841
Essential NeedsRiver Valley Regional Food Bank ArkansasReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Sebastian, Logan, Yell, Scott, and Polk counties479-785-0582
Family & Protective ServicesArkansas Adult Protective Services: Adult Abuse HotlineAdult Abuse HotlineEmergency: 911 800-482-8049
Family & Protective ServicesArkansas State Police - Child Abuse HotlineChild Abuse HotlineEmergency: 911 800-482-5964
Financial AssistanceDepartment of Human Services InformationInformation and application assistance in filing for state financial assistance.501-682-1001
Financial AssistanceArkansas Temporary Cash Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)Information and application assistance in filing for state financial assistance.855-225-4440 501-682-2121
Health Care ServicesArkansas Department Human Services - Division of Medical ServicesReferrals to local state assisted medical facilities and information on how to apply for Medicaid.800-462-0599 501-682-1001
Health Care ServicesArkansas MedicaidArkansas Medicaid ServicesHelpdesk: 800-482-5431 In state: 800-482-8988 501-682-8233
HousingHUD in Arkansas- Public & Indian Housing Resource Ctr. - Public & Section 8Applicants will be given the telephone number of their local HUD Counseling Office for assistance in applying for Section 8 rentals or Public Housing assistance.800-955-2232
HousingArkansas Rural Development - Single Family HousingUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.501-301-3200
InsuranceArkansas Insurance DepartmentGeneral insurance information and fraud reporting services.501-371-2600
800-282-9134
Legal ServicesLegal Aid of ArkansasInformation and referrals to attorneys providing free and reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.870-972-9224
501-376-3423
Roadside AssistanceARDOT Road ConditionsRecorded road condition information501-569-2374
800-245-1672
Tax PreparationDepartment. of Finance & Administration - Individual Income TaxState tax information assistance501-682-2242
Veterans ServicesDepartment of Veterans AffairsInformation regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.501-683-2382
Vital StatisticsArkansas Office of Motor Vehicles - Driver's servicesDuplicate drivers license services.501-682-4692
Vital StatisticsArkansas Department. of Health - Division of Vital RecordsReplacement birth/marriage/death certificates and other replacement document services.501-661-2174
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Referrals Last Updated: April 2021