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More Resources for Nonprofits, Small Businesses and Individuals

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise throughout the country, so does its devastating impact on small businesses, nonprofits and the employees that work for them.  With forced closures and social distancing causing a reduction in work force and foot traffic, financial hardships are greater than ever.

In an effort to help those who do not qualify for our Phase Two Adaptation Grants, we have compiled a list of many government agencies, private companies and nonprofit organizations that are extending support at this time.

This list of resources is designed to provide information and relief for small businesses, individuals and nonprofits. We’ll be adding to this list as the situation develops, so check back for updates.

Resources for Small Businesses

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Resources for Individuals

  • Arkansas has a new telephone system to help individuals find nonprofit organizations and agencies that are providing the kind of assistance they need. You can dial 211 on your telephone to be connected to an operator, or visit their website at https://arkansas211.org/.
  • Local Community Action Agencies across the state are set up to help individuals receive assistance through programs like food and utility assistance, Head Start, housing assistance, meals on wheels and other services. They can help connect you with resources in your area or help you apply for any benefits you may be eligible for. Here’s a webpage where you can find contact info for the Action Agency closest to you: http://www.acaaa.org/local-community-action-agencies/
  • Resources for business and employees: https://www.arkansasedc.com/covid19
  • State of Arkansas listing of resources for employers and employees: https://www.labor.arkansas.gov//Websites/labor/images/COVID-19%20Page3.pdf
  • Legal Aid of Arkansas’ Emergency Guide to Benefits:
    https://www.arlegalservices.org/sites/default/files/Full%20Guide%20to%20Benefits%2016%20April%202020%20(4).pdf
  • Rental assistance. While we do not provide direct assistance to individuals, we do support nonprofits that help individuals.  One emerging need is rental assistance. Local Action Agencies are experienced and best positioned to provide direct assistance to individuals, including utility assistance, feeding programs, employment and housing programs and other kinds of services. These services vary by community. Action Agencies are also great resources to help connect people to other services in the community that might be available to help them. Find your local action agency here.
  • Arkansas Access for Justice is the only free civil legal aid organizations in the state. https://arkansasjustice.org/
  • The Our House Career Center is launching a Jobs and Resources Hotline to provide support to the community over the phone! If you are out of work or in need of resources because of COVID-19, call 501-291-0584 (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm)