Searcy, AR – July 20th, 2020 – The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas will begin a special CARES Summer Utility Assistance Program, beginning today, along with the Regular and Crisis Summer Utility Assistance Program. The latter program was announced to start on July 13th. Applicants may be eligible to receive assistance two times during the CARES program.    

For your health and safety, CAPCA is accepting online, emailed, faxed or dropped off utility assistance applications only, during the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES assistance may be used for gas, propane, or electric, while the Regular and Crisis Assistance Program is to be used for eclectic purposes only. Beginning July 20th; applications may be made online at, picked up at your local county office, you may call your local office, or may be requested by email from your local county office (see below). For the CARES and Regular and Crisis assistance you must have a past due balance or a shut-off notice.

All interviews will be conducted by phone and/or electronic means. All interested applicants must provide proof of all household income for the previous month for all household members 18 years of age or older. If a household has not had income during the previous month, you will need CAPCA’s Contribution and/or Collateral Statement.  Applicants must have a copy of both the light and gas bills. A valid state or government-issued ID is required.

No determination can be made until all requested information has been received by email, drop off, or text.

For more information in Faulkner County, please contact Tiffany Leach, Community Services Coordinator at (501) 329-3891 ext. 2134 or at 707 Robins St. Suite 700 Conway, AR 72034.

In Cleburne County, please contact Debbie Gilmer, Community Services Coordinator at (877) 699-6924 or at 504 S. 4th St. Heber Springs, AR 72543. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW OFFICE LOCATION.

In White County, please contact Ashlee Dobbs, Community Services Coordinator at (501)-279-2015 or at 1132 Benton St. Searcy, AR 72143.