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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Offices are encouraged to look up and include their CVSO contact information.
Disaster relief grants may also be applied for online at MinnesotaVeteran.org/COVIDRelief. County veterans service officers may be found and contacted via MACVSO.org. More information on the relief grants may be found at MinnesotaVeteran.org/COVIDRelief.