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COVID-19 update

The Government Center East Building is closed for in-person appointments. For the limited situations where it is not possible for a resident to interact with staff via telephone or online, the Government Center East Building is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

To apply for Cash, SNAP, Child Care Assistance or Emergency Assistance, visit:

 All Financial Assistance intake interviews will take place over the phone, rather than in-person. After an application is submitted and assigned, your assigned financial worker will call you for your phone interview. Clients can send applications and verifications via email at, fax to 651-266-3942 or drop them off in the drop box outside of the East Building. See form drop-off & walk-in assistance sites.

COVID-19 information and resources

Ramsey County offers cash assistance to eligible low-income residents through a variety of programs.

Burial assistance

Diversionary Work Program

General assistance for low income adults

Minnesota Family Investment Program

Minnesota Supplemental Aid

Refugee assistance