COVID Resources

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    Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

    This link includes a variety of resources collected by this nonprofit to assist families during this time.

    Arkansas Rent Relief Program 

    Funding can cover past rent, future rent, and certain utilities such as water, electricity. and gas. Up to 15 months of rent and utilities incurred between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 may be covered. Apply today! 855.RENTARK (855.736.8275) if you need help submitting your application or have questions. Representatives are available Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. DHS also has partnered with community organizations statewide that can help you submit your application.

    Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

    The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program that helps families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. 

    Stimulus Payment Request

    Link includes directions for those who have (1) not received stimulus payment due to not filing for 2019 tax return, (2) have not registered for economic impact payment, or (3) have yet to receive your economic income payment. The deadline has been extended to November 21st.