COVID-19 Resources

Resources to support Minnesota families affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19/Coronavirus in Minnesota Updates
State of MN website
MN Department of Health website
COVID Community Coordinators
Coordinators serve communities hit hardest by COVID-19, including communities of color, American Indian communities, LGBTQ communities, and Minnesotans with disabilities. Search for a COVID Community Coordinator that fits your needs.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Children and Teens
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens and where to find them:
Child Care
Child care information - COVID-19
Child care assistance (MN Department of Human Services website)
Child care provider search: Parent Aware
Education Services
MN Department of Education website - COVID-19
Unemployment Benefits
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (
MN Benefits: apply for benefits
Users can apply for benefits from the following nine programs in less than 20 minutes — Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Emergency Assistance; Housing Support; Child Care Assistance Program; Diversionary Work Program; General Assistance; Minnesota Family Investment Program; Minnesota Supplemental Aid; Refugee Cash Assistance. The mobile-friendly application works across all browsers, computers, laptops and phones and is available in Spanish, with more languages to come. It’s easy to upload documents, and no account login is necessary. Apply now at MN Benefits (
Bridge to Benefits
Bridge to Benefits is an initiative by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota that offers an online screening tool to help determine potential eligibility for the following work support programs and tax credits. Bridge to Benefits also has a direct referral system that connects families to local organizations that help with the application and enrollment process for the program for which they appear eligible. Click here to complete a quick Bridge to Benefits screen to learn about these financial assistance programs for which you may be eligible.
Community Action Agencies
Community Action Agencies provide local, state, federal and private resources to help individuals and families who have low incomes such as energy assistance, food, housing, job training, and transportation.
Energy Assistance Programs
Help for homeowners and renters with home heating expenses
Food Support
Emergency Food Support - COVID-19
Minnesota Food HelpLine
Call, chat or email to get help from the Minnesota Food HelpLine to see if you qualify for SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) or to learn more about food shelves, free meals, farmers’ markets, or other food resources in your area.
Healthcare Insurance
MNSure - COVID-19
Healthcare programs (MN Department of Human Services website)
Housing Support
MN Housing Finance Agency website
Housing Benefits 101
Ask for help using phone (1-866-333-2466), chat and email options. Explore housing options, discover what works for you and make a plan.
Mental Health Crisis Lines
Mental Health Information (MN Department of Human Services website) - COVID-19
Help for adults and children in crisis