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Programs:

Service: Arkansas Energy Office
About: The Weatherization Assistance Program has transferred to the Energy Office
Contact: 800-558-2633 | Email
Website: Arkansas Energy Office
Service: ARKids First Health Insurance | More Information
About: ARKids First health insurance provides two coverage options for more than 70,000 Arkansas children who otherwise might have gone without. ARKids A offers low-income families a comprehensive package of benefits. ARKids B provides coverage for families with higher incomes.
Contact: Call 888-474-8275 | Spanish 800-482-8988
Website: ARKids First Health Insurance
Service: Commodity Distribution Program
About: The Commodity Distribution Program processes and distributes commodities donated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to schools and other eligible recipient agencies in Arkansas that participate in the National School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program.
Contact: 501-371-1400
Website: Commodity Distribution Program
Service: Community Services Block Grant Program | More Information
About: The Community Services Block Grant Program provides funds to support services and activities that are designed to assist low-income families to become self-sufficient. Services are provided through the 16 Community Action Agencies in the state.
Contact: 501-682-8719
Service: Emergency Food Assistance Program | More Information
About: The Emergency Food Assistance Program distributes commodities to food banks, soup kitchens, shelters and other nonprofit agencies. Donated foods are also made available for Disaster Assistance. To view additional information on The Emergency Food Assistance Program including program information, eligibility, distribution sites, and links to USDA website, see link below.
Contact: 501-371-1400
Website: The Emergency Food Assistance Program
Service: Emergency Shelter Grants Program | More Information
About: The Emergency Shelter Grants Program assists local communities in helping to improve the quality of life for the homeless by providing resources for building repairs and support funds.
Contact: 501-682-8723
Service: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) | More Information
About: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to approximately 60,000 households each year to help them meet the costs of home energy i.e. gas, electricity, propane, etc. It also offers weatherization services and case management activities which are designed to encourage and enable households to reduce their energy costs and thereby, their need for financial assistance.
Contact: 501-682-8726
Service: Medicaid Program | Eligibility and Enrollment | More Information
About: Medicaid reimburses health care providers for covered medical services provided to eligible needy individuals in certain categories. Eligibility is determined based on income, resources, Arkansas residency, and other requirements. Covered services also vary among categories.
Contact: 1-800-482-8988
Service: Refugee Resettlement Program | More Information
About: The Refugee Resettlement Program assists newly arrived eligible refugees to assimilate into the American way of life. The program offers financial and medical services to eligible refugees for up to 8 months after arrival in the United States.
Contact: 1-800-482-8988
Service: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP] (Food Stamp Program) | More Information
About: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to eligible households to cover a portion of a household's food budget. Benefits are distributed through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. In addition to food assistance, the program provides SNAP recipients with nutrition education, employment and training, and work experience in some cases.
Contact: 501-682-8276
Service: Transitional Employment Assistance Program (TEA) | More Information
About: The TEA Program is a time-limited assistance program to help needy families with children become more responsible for their own support and less dependent on public assistance. DCO is responsible for TEA eligibility and partners with the Arkansas Deparment of Workforce Service for administration.
Contact: 800-482-8988

Services:

Service: Electronic Benefits Transfer System (EBT) | More Information
About: Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is a system which makes the issuance of SNAP and TEA (cash) benefits faster and easier through the use of electronic transactions. Recipients can access their TEA benefits at participating Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and Point of Sale (POS) devices displaying the Quest mark. SNAP benefits can only be used to purchase eligible food items at FNS authorized stores displaying the Quest mark.
Contact: 1-800-997-9999
Service: Special Investigations
About: To investigate possible fraud of SNAP, TEA, or Medicaid benefits
Contact: 800-422-6641

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TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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