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Through recent state legislative action, the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association has received $10 million in federal grant funds to provide rental assistance to low-to-middle-income Arkansas residents through the Arkansas COVID-19 Fresh Start Housing Stabilization Program.
- Pulaski County Adult Education COVID-19 Policies
- Arkansas Department of Education (Resources and most recent guidance for schools)
- Pulaski County Special School District Resources
COVID-19 Vaccination Sites, Testing & Health Resources:
- Map of Vaccination Sites in Arkansas
- Arkansas Health Department (testing locations)
- Free COVID Testing at Walgreens (Little Rock)
- Free or Affordable Clinics in Arkansas
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization
- Help Yourself Directory-August 2020 (Pandemic Edition)
- Pulaski Co Arkansas Works Resource Guide
- Covid-19 Available Benefits and Resources
- Good Grid
- Federal Benefits Finder
- National Resource Directory – searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.
- Resource List – Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA)
- Arkansas Covid-19 Food Access: School meals, Food Pantries and Community Meals
- The City of Little Rock provides meals to go to anyone 18 & under on weekdays. Find more information here.
- Central Arkansas COVID-19 Food Access Guide for Students and Families
- LR Interfaith Food Security & Worker Relief Initiative Request for Assistance
- The USDA National Hunger Hotline can help anyone seeking food assistance.
Mental Health/Substance Abuse Referrals
- UAMS AR-Connect is offering a comprehensive program to provide care to all Arkansans dealing with a variety of mental-health issues, from substance abuse disorders to mental illnesses, via telephone and tele-video virtual visits. The AR-Connect call center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (501) 526-3563 or (800) 482-9921. The virtual clinic operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Health insurance is not required and patients will not be responsible for any payments outside of what is covered by their insurance plan. The goal is to help those Arkansans needing immediate care get the assistance they need and eventually connect them with treatment options available in their local area. Once screened by specially trained nurses, patients can expect to be contacted by an AR-Connect mental health professional within 24 business hours by phone. For more information about AR-Connect, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Americans who need help should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) and through online chat here.
- Veterans and Service members may reach the Veterans Crisis Line by pressing 1 after dialing, chatting online at veteranscrisisline.net or texting 838255.
- Para Español llama Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454
- For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call 1-800-799-4889 or use the online chat here.
Free or Low-Cost Internet Resources
State/Federal Resources & Links
- Arkansas Revenue Dept. Services/MyDMV – Available online services include registering a vehicle, ordering a replacement driver’s license, and ordering a personalized license plate along with many additional services.
- IRS Site for Getting Your Economic Impact Payment
- Unemployment-Arkansas Division of Workforce Services
- Temporary Unemployment Claims Hotlines: 1-844-908-2187 or 501-534-6304
- New Arkansas Unemployment Website- for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also file by calling 1- 844-908-2178 between 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a federal program for people who are not eligible for regular state unemployment benefits, extended benefits or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, and are unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable to work due to COVID-19. This includes:
- -Self-employed workers
- -Independent contractors
- -Non-profit employees
- -Gig economy workers
- -Individuals working for employers exempt from the regular UI program
- -Part-time workers without enough work history to qualify for regular UI benefits
- -Individuals impacted by COVID-19 but not eligible for regular UI benefits due to a prior disqualification
- IRS Free Tax Filing Options Both federal and Arkansas State tax filing deadlines were extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Depending on your income, you may qualify for free tax filing services via
- AR State Government
Pulaski County Adult Education COVID-19 Policies
Pulaski County Adult Education is offering three options for instruction in 2020-2021 in an effort to maintain approximately 50% capacity in each of our sites. The three options are BLENDED, DIGITAL, and TRADITIONAL instruction. With each option, attendance will be taken, and lessons/tests will be graded as required.
Campus Cleaning: Pulaski County Adult Education has its own wellness team that is responsible for maintaining health and wellness procedures put in place by the District Wellness Team. The appropriate cleaning agents and other sanitizers will be used, including hospital-grade disinfectants in all learning spaces. Each site will be provided sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and bleach spray used with paper towels for teachers to clean and sanitize throughout the day.
Health Screenings: Temperature screenings will be performed on all professional staff, students, and visitors daily. Visitors will be limited to essential business only as approved by the director. Our professional staff will complete a daily screening tool based on ADH guidelines.
Face Coverings: Face coverings may be any of the following: medical masks, cloth masks (must be clean and dry) with at least two layers of fabric, or shields. All face coverings should cover both the mouth and nose at all times. Students are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces. All professional staff will be required to wear a mask and a shield (or goggles) when students are present. When doing phonics instruction, the mask may be removed, but the face shield must be kept on.
Physical Distancing: All professional staff, students, and visitors will observe physical distancing (6-12 feet) when possible. Classrooms and other spaces will be rearranged to account for spacing recommendations.
Ventilation: Classroom doors and windows will remain open when feasible to allow for better ventilation. Buildings with exterior-facing doors, as well as buildings with portables, will be assessed to allow for proper ventilation.
Travel Outside of Arkansas: All professional staff who travel to other states may be required to self-isolate per ADH and CDC guidelines.
Positive Tests & Contact Tracing: If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19, he/she will contact the Adult Education Director, who will contact human resources. PCSSD-Pulaski County Adult Education will have a point of contact with the ADH and follow the protocol developed by ADH. In the event that there is a positive case in a building, the ADH and ADE will advise on steps to be taken to support the health and well-being of students, staff, and families. If school closure is required, all professional staff and students will work remotely until directed by ADH and ADE to reopen. During the closure, the school will undergo additional cleaning and sanitizing.