GET COUNTED – PARTICIPATION IN THE 2020 CENSUS IS CRUCIAL

September 11, 2020

8/4/2020 Update:  The Census deadline has been extended. The U.S. Census Bureau officially announced that the 2020 Census Self-Response period will end September 30, 2020. 3/24/2020 COVID-19 Update: Field operations have been delayed until April 1, 2020. Census workers will not be going door to door, as planned, at this time. All households are encouraged…

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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

September 11, 2020

If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services, dial 2-1-1, 651-291-0211 or 1-800-543-7709 or Text ‘MNCOVID’ to 898211 and a Certified Community Resource Specialist will help to locate available resources in your area. In response to COVID-19, many organizations have made changes to their in-person availability. These changes happen frequently,…

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School Supplies – Statewide 2020

August 11, 2020

School supply resources are now available for the 2020-21 school year. If a program is not listed in a specific area, individuals and families should contact their school district’s social worker for possible assistance with school supplies. Click here to find school supply resources in your area.

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RENT, MORTGAGE & UTILITY ASSISTANCE

August 10, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted the financial security of Minnesotans in a variety of ways, from job loss or reduced hours, to time away from work due to illness, or to care for children who are at home due to school/childcare closures; leading many families and individuals in our community to experience a housing crisis. On Tuesday,…

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Free Tax Preparation Sites

July 7, 2020

It’s tax time! You may qualify for free help preparing your taxes. The Minnesota Department of Revenue provides a list of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide free tax preparation sites. You can receive the free tax site locator directly to your mobile device by texting the keyword MNTAX20 to 898211. Information about tax…

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Summer Meal Program

June 18, 2020

Families can now download The Free Meals for Kids mobile App that will help kids and families access free meals at hundreds of schools and other sites across Minnesota. The Free Meals for Kids mobile App is powered by GPS and updated in real time. This allows families to find the nearest site providing meals…

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