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Funding opportunities for community groups

City of Minneapolis One Minneapolis Fund: Eligible organizations can apply for up to $25,000 for COVID-19 response activities and community engagement. (Due May 27 at 4 p.m.)

MCF Disaster Recovery Fund: Eligible organizations are community intermediaries, such as local community foundations, Minnesota Initiative Foundations, tribal nations, community development financial institutions, coalitions, networks, associations, and other intermediaries.

Otto Bremmer Trust Emergency Fund: Grants and loans to nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic.

Minnesota Grants Directory Special Edition: Compiled grant opportunities courtesy of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Resources

State of Minnesota

This list of State resources is compiled from resources at DEED, MDE, DHS, MDH, DHS, MHFA, the Courts, and the Attorney
General’s office.

Courts

Discrimination and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Employers

Scams and Price Gouging

Travel Insurance

Job loss and employment

Hennepin County

Worker protections

Housing

Legal advice and information for renters

Housing questions hotline

  • Call Minnesota Housing at:
    651-296-8215 for single-family housing
    651-297-4455 for multi-family buildings

The Tenant Resource Center

  • Eviction and homelessness prevention
  • Emergency assistance
  • Mediation
  • Workforce
  • Legal assistance
  • www.trc2020.com
  • Call 612-302-3180 and leave a message on the voicemail.

Additional resources

Health

Food

Internet

Schools and child care

Child care

Hennepin County

Immigrants and refugees

Older adults

Online and phone bank resources for older adults

Isolated senior outreach services

Caregiver support

In-home maintenance and cleaning services

  • Most in-home services have been suspended

Medicare/medical support

  • Senior Community Services
    • Medicare Partners, a program that relieves Medicare co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs, will continue to operate as normal, and members may join by applying online by clicking here or by phone/email: 952-767-0665, [email protected]
  • Southeast Seniors
    • Will provide rides ONLY to essential medical appointments
    • Staff may be working from home at times, so please leave a voicemail message if they don’t answer. Messages will be returned as soon as possible
  • Community Healthcare Services
    • Address concerns, answer questions, provide disease specific education, direct services through current community resources, monitor health and current care needs, get assistance to stay on track with treatment plans and health goals, keep up to date with preventive services. Address ongoing chronic conditions to help avoid crisis care episodes. 952-777-2244, [email protected]
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Newsroom Press Releases
  • Go4Life Workout Videos
    • Free online workout videos specially designed for older adults that can be done at home from the National Institute on Aging

Special shopping hours

Special shopping hours are times set aside by businesses so those most vulnerable to COVID-19 can shop with less risk of infection from others. These groups generally includes seniors, those with compromised immune systems, first responders and others.

General COVID-19 information for older adults

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Last updated May 26, 2020

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