Senate DFLers take care of veterans during COVID-19

The last COVID-19 response bill the Legislature passed included $6.2 million in grants for veterans experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. That grant money became available this week.

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will award one-time grants of up to $1,000 in disaster relief and up to $3,000 in special needs to qualifying veterans. Eligible applicants must be a veteran or surviving spouse, be a Minnesota resident, and be financially impacted by COVID-19.

To apply for a disaster relief grant or special needs grant, qualifying veterans should contact their local county veterans service officer, their veterans affairs field operations representative at Offices are encouraged to look up and include their CVSO contact information.

Disaster relief grants may also be applied for online at County veterans service officers may be found and contacted via More information on the relief grants may be found at

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