Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties

County Programs for Income Assistance

Apply for county programs that help pay for basic needs

Description

Programs that help pay for basic needs include:

  • Emergency General Assistance (EGA) - Help to resolve a one-time crisis that immediately threatens a basic health or safety need (such as food, shelter or utilities)
  • General Assistance (GA) - Cash assistance to help cover basic needs for people without children who can't work enough to support themselves, and and whose income and resources are very low
  • Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) - Helps families in poverty with children through a cash grant, food assistance, and employment services
  • Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) - Money to help pay for basic needs of people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) - Provides money to newly arrived refugees who are making the transition to life in the United States and are not eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

Features

  • Specialization
    • Family
    • People with low income

Eligibility

Check specific program guidelines for requirements.

Location

412 N Nicollet St, Blue Earth, MN, 56013

Area Served

Faribault County

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 507-526-3265

Websites

Other Locations

Other Services at this Location

  • Apply for Waiver Programs Accepts applications for Medical Assistance/Medicaid waiver programs
  • Child and Teen Checkups Well-child care and screenings for eligible newborns, children and young adults
  • Child Foster Care (CFC) Licensing The local county office that oversees licenses for child foster care. Foster care is a temporary safe family home for children who have been placed by a court order or a voluntary placement agreement.
  • Child Support Services (CSS) The Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Support Division and county child support agencies work with both parents to establish and enforce child support court orders.
  • County Programs for Families Apply for county programs that provide financial assistance and supportive resources to families
  • County Programs for Food Support Apply for county programs that help pay for food
  • County Programs for People with Disabilities Apply for county programs that serve people with disabilities
  • Crisis Nursery Short-term child care for families going through a crisis or stressful situation
  • Family Home Visiting Expectant parents, parents, or guardians of children five years old and younger can get in-home coaching with parenting skills and connections to community resources
  • Follow Along Program Program that helps to make sure children are learning and growing appropriately for their age
  • Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) A voluntary, supportive service that focuses on helping pregnant and parenting at-risk families thrive.
  • Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services
  • WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program Healthy eating and breastfeeding support program for women, infants and children. Benefits include nutrition information, healthy food you purchase using your card, and other health or community program referrals.

Last Update

1/17/2023