07 Apr Minnesota Veterans – Apply for COVID-19 Relief Grants
In the middle of this pandemic, we bring you some positive news. Starting 6th April, Monday, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs requested veterans financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for financial assistance.
According to a recent news release from Governor Tim Walz, $6.2 million in funding was introduced in the COVID-19 response package that was passed by the Legislature in March.
The news release stated that the Department would issue one-time financial relief grants of $1,000 to eligible veterans.
“Our veterans—those who raised their hand to serve our country—deserve our support during this challenging time,” Walz mentioned in a news release. “I encourage all veterans who may be struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for a grant.”
“We are grateful to Governor Walz, and the Minnesota Legislature for their support of Minnesota Veterans in the recently enacted Emergency Response package,” MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke said in the news release.
“Minnesota Veterans have served our country in many past conflicts, so it is only right that we support them now during this challenging time.”
According to the news release, every eligible applicant needs to be:
- A veteran or the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran as outlined by Minnesota Statute 197.447;
- A resident of Minnesota, and;
- Negatively impacted financially by COVID-19.
The news release issued the below-mentioned guidelines to apply –
In order to apply for the Disaster Relief Grant, get in touch with your local County Veterans Service Officer or MDVA Field Operations Representative at FO.MDVA@state.mn.us. You can also apply online here.
In order to apply for the Special Needs Grant, get in touch with your local County Veterans Service Officer or MDVA Field Operations Representative.
If you are a Veteran looking for a home loan, apply here.