Financial & Medical Assistance

Food Support

Emergency SNAP for COVID-19
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides states the option to provide additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to certain households. The Minnesota households eligible for additional benefits are those that are currently not at the maximum benefit level for their household size. The additional benefits are available for two months, and should cause no interruption in regular eligibility determinations for SNAP and Uncle Harry Food Support (UHFS) cases.

The planned issuance schedule is as follows, and is subject to change

SNAP-only and UHFS cases open or approved in March Additional March benefits issued April 27-May 1
SNAP-only and UHFS cases open or approved in April Additional April benefits issued May 18-May 22


This program provides help to purchase food products. The program issues electronic food support benefits that can be spent like cash in most food stores.

The amount of food support you receive is dependent upon your income and household expenses. You may be able to get food support within 24 hours if you meet expedited criteria. For more information see the State of Minnesota Website. You must complete a Combined Application Form in our office or onlne at ApplyMN.

Use the Eligibility Screening Tool provided by Bridge to Benefits to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. It will ask you a few simple questions but will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. It's easy, confidential and free!

Contact Beltrami County Income Maintenance if you have questions 218-333-8300.