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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 or Child Care Assistance visit: applymn.dhs.mn.gov.

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 [email protected], fax to 651-266-3942 or drop them off in the drop box outside of the East Building. 

COVID-19 information and resources

Ramsey County helps people determine if they are eligible and apply for food assistance programs.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Women Infants Children (WIC)

Minnesota Family Investment Program

Senior nutrition assistance

Assistance for non-citizens