Are you a resident who has been impacted by a layoff in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic?
The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services has a hotline available for filing unemployment and other services. It is available from 8am to 3:30pm by calling 1-844-908-2178.
You may also file unemployment claims online at https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/. Monday - Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm.
For more details about unemployment during this time check out these Frequently Asked Questions.
For employers check out these Common Questions.
With an increase in hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GrantSpace created a list to point you to emergency financial resources nationwide. Please note not all resources apply locally.
Grants for Nonprofits
Grants for Individuals
Grants for Artists (all disciplines)
Grants for Small Businesses
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. Below are resources and information to help you navigate during this challenging time.
Small Business Emergency Assistance
The University of Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Northwest Arkansas Council are partnering on a Small Business Emergency Assistance program – an effort to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus. This is a free service available to any business.
Assisting with loan applications
Contact us at BusHelp@uark.edu or (479) 575-5148 to get started.