News from Our Partners

The latest from other local organizations working in tandem with Community Action to help address the current crisis.

The Social Security Administration announces: “The IRS has extended the deadline to September 30, 2020, for people to provide information to the IRS using its Non-Filer Tool here.” Read the full Social Security press release here to determine whether you need to take action.
If your child or children qualified for free or reduced lunch during the school year, please read this information from the Department of Human Services about SNAP benefits your family has recently received, or will soon be receiving.
In this time of crisis, having access to a safe and affordable mainstream bank or credit union account has never mattered more.

Bank On Arkansas+ banks and credit unions offer free or low cost checking accounts for managing money remotely, including the ability to receive wages and government benefits securely. Click here for a list of Bank On Arkansas+ coalition partners and other resources for families and individuals who are navigating the financial effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Please contact individual organizations to find out about their hours, etc.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) offers Protections for renters during COVID-19: Check it out here.
The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) has created a video series entitled “Community Action Together”: Each episode will feature NCAF CEO David Bradley in conversation with a Community Action Agency from around the country to hear more about their agency’s community & their response to the current health and economic crises. Check it out here.
The Arkansas Public Policy Panel offers a page of COVID-19 news, updates & resources; click here to access.