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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.
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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|Category||Entity||Type of Assistance||Telephone Number|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Arkansas Rehabilitation Services||Information on state and public resources for citizens with disabilities.||501-296-1600 800-330-0632|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Department. of Human Resources - Division of Developmental Disabilities||Information on state and public resources for citizens with developmental disabilities.||501-683-0870|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Rural Caregivers Directory - Arkansas||Information on state and public resources for citizens with disabilities. Online directory by state.||Online directory for local offices|
|Aging Services||Department of Human Services - Division of Aging & Adult Services||This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.||501-686-9164|
|Aging Services||Area Agency on Aging of NW Arkansas||This 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 Aid||Arkansas State Farm Service Agency||USDA'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 Aid||Arkansas Rural Development - Single Family Housing Program||USDA 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 Services||Arkansas Office of Attorney General - Consumer Complaint Division||Information on price gouging and consumer complaint services.||501-682-2007|
|Contractors||Arkansas-Contractor's Licensing Board||Contractor's license verification and consumer complaints services.||501-372-4661|
|Contractors||Arkansas Office of Attorney General - Consumer Complaint Division||Information on price gouging and consumer complaint services.||800-482-8982|
|Contractors||Arkansas requires the licensure of commercial and residential contractors.|
|Crisis Counseling||NW Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center Crisis Line||24-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 Assistance||Arkansas Unemployment Insurance||This 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|
|Essential Needs||Arkansas Department of Human Services||Assistance in filing an application for food stamps.||501-682-1001|
|Essential Needs||Arkansas Department of Human Services -SNAP Food Stamp||Information and assistance in filing for food stamps.||501-682-8253 800-482-8988|
|Essential Needs||Arkansas 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|
|Essential Needs||Arkansas Food Bank||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.||501-565-8121|
|Essential Needs||Northwest Arkansas Food Bank||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Benton, Madison, Washington, and Carroll counties||479-872-8774|
|Essential Needs||North Central Arkansas Food Bank||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Fulton, Boone, Izard, Searcy, Baxter, Marion, Sharp, Newton, and Stone counties||870-499-7565|
|Essential Needs||Northeast Arkansas||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Poinsett, Randolph, St. Francis, Woodruff, and Mississippi counties||870-932-3663|
|Essential Needs||Mid-South Arkansas Food Bank||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Crittenden county||901-527-0841|
|Essential Needs||River Valley Regional Food Bank Arkansas||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. Serving Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Sebastian, Logan, Yell, Scott, and Polk counties||479-785-0582|
|Family & Protective Services||Arkansas Adult Protective Services: Adult Abuse Hotline||Adult Abuse Hotline||Emergency: 911 800-482-8049|
|Family & Protective Services||Arkansas State Police - Child Abuse Hotline||Child Abuse Hotline||Emergency: 911 800-482-5964|
|Financial Assistance||Department of Human Services Information||Information and application assistance in filing for state financial assistance.||501-682-1001|
|Financial Assistance||Arkansas 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 Services||Arkansas Department Human Services - Division of Medical Services||Referrals to local state assisted medical facilities and information on how to apply for Medicaid.||800-462-0599 501-682-1001|
|Health Care Services||Arkansas Medicaid||Arkansas Medicaid Services||Helpdesk: 800-482-5431 In state: 800-482-8988 501-682-8233|
|Housing||HUD in Arkansas- Public & Indian Housing Resource Ctr. - Public & Section 8||Applicants 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|
|Housing||Arkansas Rural Development - Single Family Housing||USDA 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|
|Insurance||Arkansas Insurance Department||General insurance information and fraud reporting services.||501-371-2600|
|Legal Services||Legal Aid of Arkansas||Information and referrals to attorneys providing free and reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.||870-972-9224|
|Roadside Assistance||ARDOT Road Conditions||Recorded road condition information||501-569-2374|
|Tax Preparation||Department. of Finance & Administration - Individual Income Tax||State tax information assistance||501-682-2242|
|Veterans Services||Department of Veterans Affairs||Information regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.||501-683-2382|
|Vital Statistics||Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicles - Driver's services||Duplicate drivers license services.||501-682-4692|
|Vital Statistics||Arkansas Department. of Health - Division of Vital Records||Replacement birth/marriage/death certificates and other replacement document services.||501-661-2174|
|Volunteer||VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY|
Referrals Last Updated: April 2021