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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Community Programs Department do?

The Department of Community Programs provides quality programming that utilizes citizen involvement, evidence-based practices, and standardized processes with the goal of increasing positive outcomes and the quality of life for the children, youth, and families of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Does Community Programs provide direct services to the community?

Community Programs does not provide direct services. We contract with local community non-profit entities such as community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, etc. to provide services to Little Rock citizens. At the request of local citizens and organizations we can also provide opportunities for training and technical assistance to assist programs and projects with achieving success.

What programs for Little Rock youth do you recommend?

To see what program is near you and of interest to your children, visit our website’s Neighborhood Based Programs and/or Youth Intervention Programs page. Or for more information, please call (501) 399-3420 or you can send an email to programreferral@littlerock.org.

I have (or I know someone who has) a cigarette or a substance abuse problem. Can you help?

We can help you to find the appropriate help and assistance. We collaborate with a number of agencies and we can refer you to a substance abuse treatment provider. For more information, please call (501) 399-3420 or you can send an email to programreferral@littlerock.org.

I am (or I know someone who will be) released from a correctional facility. Can you help?

We can help you to find the appropriate help and assistance. We collaborate with a number of agencies and we can refer you to a variety of services. For more information, please call (501) 399-3420 or you can send an email to programreferral@littlerock.org.

How can I apply to be a Funded Program Partner and provide services?

To learn if the Department is advertising any RFPs or RFQs at this time, please visit our Funding Opportunities page. Please note that this process is based on a citizen review panel and an official bidding process.



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