COVID-19 BUSINESS RECOVERY ASSISTANCE
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services. EXIM is committed to fully supporting the U.S. exporting community during this crisis.
WORLD TRADE CENTER ARKANSAS
The Center’s mission is to grow trade and increase Arkansas exports by connecting Arkansas businesses to the world through international trade services. The center is part of the University of Arkansas and serves as the trade promotion arm for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
READY FOR BUSINESS
The Ready for Business Grant Program is designed to provide grants from $1,000 to $100,000, depending on the number of employees, to assist with COVID-19-related expenses, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), deep cleaning, signage, hand sanitizer dispensers, marketing and more.
COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Arkansans who want to start a career in information technology can apply for Pre-Apprentice Programs offered through a partnership between the University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development, the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, the Arkansas Center for Data Science, and the Northwest Arkansas Council. Courses in these programs will prepare individuals for a job or apprenticeship.
DISLOCATED WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM
University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development, the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, and the Northwest Arkansas Council have partnered to offer no-cost online training programs to qualified Arkansans who are underemployed or unemployed.
COVID-19 MEDICAL SUPPLIES
ARKANSAS COVID-19 RESOURCES
COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT IN ARKANSAS
Researchers from the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College at the University of Arkansas are going to provide some quick estimates for cities across Arkansas on the loss of sales, sales taxes, and overall employment and economic impacts for these industries.
ARKANSAS PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE
The Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps businesses find and compete for government contracts. The Center is part of a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) working to help small businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) is Arkansas’ Homeland Security and Preparedness Agency. ADEM serves as the state’s coordination center for the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation.
SCORE RESOURCE HUB
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. The non-profit organization is a resource partner of SBA and provides mentoring services, webinars and online library resources.
COVID-19 BUSINESS RECOVERY RESOURCES
COVID-19 HEALTH RESOURCES
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours, urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847 or email ADH.CoronaVirus@arkansas.gov. After normal business hours and weekend calls, needing immediate response, please call 1-800-554-5738.
Just hoping things get better isn’t enough. It takes caring about the safety, health, and well-being of those around us, and a commitment to make things better even when times get tough. The University of Arkansas is determined to find ways to help support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic