Support Services

ARKids First Health Insurance Program

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.

Follow the link below to the ARKids First Eligibility Chart. If your family income is less than the amount in the ARKids A column for your children's ages, then your children may be eligible for ARKids A (Medicaid). If your family income is more than the amount in the ARKids A column but less than the amount in the ARKids B column, your children may be eligible for ARKids B.  For online registration, visit the ARKids First website.

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ARKids First Eligibility Chart | Opens in New Window WEB
ARKids First Website | Opens in New Window WEB

 

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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.

Eligibility: Based on 60% of state median income level for all households for Regular Assistance. Crisis Assistance is based on 60% of states median income level for all households.

Assistance: Available at your local Community Action Agency.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income households with home energy costs by administering the Regular Assistance and Crisis Intervention Programs. Each program provides financial assistance to eligible households with a one-time per year payment to the household's energy supplier or, under certain circumstances, to the applicant. The Crisis Intervention Program only provides assistance to eligible households facing energy-related emergencies.

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LIHEAP Eligibility Chart PDF​
LIHEAP Policy and Guidelines PDF
Arkansas Community Action Agency Directory PDF​

 

Refugee Resettlement Program

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. Call 501-682-8256 or 800-482-8988 for additional information.

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Refugee Resettlement Program Application | English PDF​
Refugee Resettlement Program Application | Spanish PDF

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as Food Stamp Program) 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.

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Access Arkansas Online Applications for SNAP​ WEB​
SNAP Eligibility and Benefit Information​ PDF​
SNAP Application Form | English PDF
SNAP Application Form | Spanish PDF​
SNAP Quick Reference Guide​ ​PDF
SNAP Change Report PDF​
SNAP Semi-annual Reporting Guide ​PDF
Electronic Benefits Transfer Card Information​ LINK​
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SNAP Employment and Training​ ​PDF


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 ( TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

Transitional Employment Assistance Program (TEA)

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.  In addition to monthly cash assistance, employment-related services are provided to parents, including job-readiness activities, transportation assistance, childcare assistance, and other supportive services so that the parent can engage in work or education and training activities.

The Division of County Operations is responsible for determining the eligibility for cash assistance payments for the Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) and Work Pays Programs.  The Department of Workforce Services is the state agency responsible for administering the program and providing supportive services and case management for TEA and Work Pays recipients.

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TEA Application Form | English PDF
TEA Application Form | Spanish PDF​
TEA Change Report PDF​
Department of Workforce Services TANF Website | Opens in New Window ​WEB