Virtual Early Childhood HUB
Bridge to Benefits
Help Me Connect
Community Resource Guide
Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota shares the concerns of Minnesota families as we face this crisis created by COVID-19. The federal and state government along with the non-profit and business communities are working together to bring additional resources and supports to children and families as quickly as possible. To help communicate this evolving information, CDF-MN will use Bridge to Benefits as a Bulletin Board to list resources. During this time, Bridge to Benefits can still be used to help assess eligibility for public programs. The screening tool has been adapted to help you understand how unemployment income and pandemic stimulus payments affect your eligibility for these public programs. You should use this screening tool whenever your income or household circumstances change. Click the Start button below to begin a screen.
Bridge to Benefits Screening Tool
Bridge to Benefits is a project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. We will NOT ask you for information that identifies you.
It's easy, confidential and free!
NOTE: This screening tool does not determine eligibility. It is only a guideline. After using this screening tool, you must apply to each program to be sure your are eligible.
Resource Needs Assessment
Evaluación de necesidades de recursos
To Request an Appointment with the Early Childhood Navigators:
- Schedule an appointment by either phone/e-mail with the Early Childhood Navigators to complete the assessment form.
- Download the assessment form and have it completed to do a follow-up by requesting an appointment.
- Download the assessment form and send it as an attachment to our e-mail to do a follow up by requesting an appointment.
We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to the Parenting Resource Center for compiling the local resources for our community.