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, Financial Assistance Services staff are available at all five Service Centers.
To apply for Cash, SNAP or Child Care Assistance visit: applymn.dhs.mn.gov.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is available for Minnesota families with children who miss free/reduced-price meals at school because of distance or hybrid- learning due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year. If you think your child qualifies, act now to sign up for one of these programs. To ensure your benefits arrive as soon as possible, be sure to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals before Feb. 28, 2021. Learn more.
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.
Ramsey County helps people determine if they are eligible and apply for food assistance programs.