Minnesota is working hard to mitigate the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on students, families and educational institutions. There are resources available to provide information to families about planning for the 2020-21 school year, free meals for children under 18, and financial aid for students enrolled in higher education.
For school-age students
Free Meals for Kids app. The Minnesota Department of Education is partnering with Hunger Impact Partners to help students find free, nutritious school meals at schools and community locations. Information about the app is also available in Hmong, Oromo, Russian, Somali and Spanish.
School-age Care for Children of Critical Workers. State list from the Minnesota Department of Education. COVID-19 updates from the Minnesota
Department of Education. Find information for families about Minnesota’s school districts and charter schools. Information available in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.
For students enrolled in higher education
To help college students, students with children, and families remain financially whole during the pandemic, students will continue to receive current state financial aid payments, even if they withdraw from classes. This includes being paid for scheduled work study hours and child care grants they were depending on.
Check out more information from the Office of Higher Education about financial assistance and information for institutions and students.