Financial Assistance / Food Support

Eligibility varies for each program and is based on income, assets and other qualifying factors. Individuals must fill out a formal application in order to have eligibility determined. You can find a copy of the paper application here.
  1. Food Support / SNAP

    Assistance to supplement individual or family food budgets and improve nutrition. Benefits cannot be used to purchase alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pet food or non-food items.

  2. General Assistance (GA)

    GA provides monthly cash assistance to people who cannot work due to a disability or illness.

  3. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

    A combination of both cash and food assistance, MFIP provides temporary assistance to qualifying families. MFIP is a work-focused program with the goal of moving families toward self-sufficiency through employment.

  4. Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA)

    MSA provides monthly cash assistance to people over age 65, blind or disabled and who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security payments.