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Are you a veteran impacted by COVID-19?

ST. PAUL — Has the coronavirus restrictions caused you to lose your job? Has it shut down your veteran-owned business? The American Legion suggests you get your documentation ready for Monday, April 6, when you can apply for relief from the state of Minnesota.

That’s because Minnesota veterans impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for grants from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

Starting Monday, April 6, at 8 a.m., MDVA will be accepting applications from Minnesota veterans who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. MDVA will award one-time financial relief grants in the amount of $1,000. Funding is available for both Disaster Relief Grants and Special Needs Grants.

“We are grateful to Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Legislature for their support of Minnesota Veterans in the recently enacted Emergency Response package,” said MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke. “Minnesota Veterans have served our country in many past conflicts, so it is only right that we support them now during this challenging time.”

Eligible applicants must be:

  1. A veteran or the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran as defined by MN Statute 197.447.
  2. A Minnesota resident.
  3. Negatively financial impacted by COVID-19.

 

To apply for the Disaster Relief Grant:

You have 3 options:

  1. Contact your local County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO). To find one, visit MACVSO.org.
  2. Contact an MDVA Field Operations Representative at FO.MDVA@state.mn.us.
  3. Apply online at MinnesotaVeteran.org/COVIDRelief.

To apply for the Special Needs Grant:

You have 3 options:

  1. Contact your local County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO). To find one, visit MACVSO.org.
  2. Contact an MDVA Field Operations Representative at FO.MDVA@state.mn.us.
  3. Apply online at MinnesotaVeteran.org/COVIDRelief.

 

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