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Veterans Resources

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) was recently awarded $6.2M for Veterans through the Governor Walz COVID-19 Economic relief package. Eligible Veterans can receive a one-time, $1,000 grant.

Applicants must be a Veteran defined by Minnesota Statute 197.447 or surviving spouse. Their qualification is based on demonstrating a “financial loss,” such as reduction or severance of a household’s earned/unearned income.

Below are seven possible eligibility scenarios demonstrating financial loss. Applicants must meet one of the following:

  • Applicant or dependent has a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Healthcare provider determines applicant or spouse’s health is jeopardized by staying in workplace
  • Healthcare provider orders applicant or dependent to stay home
  • Applicant was under legal isolation or quarantine by reason of caring for a dependent with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
  • Applicant or spouse’s workplace directs them not to report to work for COVID-19 related reasons
  • Applicant or spouse’s workplace is closed, and they are excused from working
  • Applicant is financially impacted by a school care provider closure due to COVID-19

Grant Information

Once the applicant completes the form, they need to upload the application with supporting documentation at