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Other Resources for Veterans

Veterans and their families can get a wide variety of help.

Veterans or their spouses can apply for financial assistance if COVID-19 has negatively impacted their finances. Apply for help from the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant or the COVID-19 Special Needs Grant.

Veterans who think they've been exposed to COVID-19 can get help from the VA Health System at:

  • Minneapolis: 612-467-1100
  • Fargo: 701-239-3700 extension 2319
  • St. Cloud: 320-252-1670, or 800-247-1739
  • Sioux Falls: 605-336-3230 or 605-336-5001

Minnesota Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans and Service Members (Minnesota State)
Find education, career, life planning, and financial resources.   Minnesota State also provides military to college tools to help you map your military training and experience to your education goals. 

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
Provides assistance for veterans dealing with homelessness and other life crises.

Minnesota Homeless Veteran Registry
The Minnesota Homeless Veteran Registry helps ensure that Veterans experiencing homelessness have access to appropriate housing and services. If you are a Veteran and choose to join, a team of housing and service professionals will work together to help you access housing and services to meet your needs.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides information about Minnesota and federal programs as well as directories and a calendar of events.

Minnesota Disabled American Veterans
Provides free, professional assistance to disabled veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services.

Minnesota National Guard
Provides information about Camp Ripley, Air Guard Units, community support, current operations, and veterans information.

Resources for Veterans
List resources for veterans and their families.

Minnesota Veterans Homes
Lists locations, availability, admissions process, and news.

United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota
Promotes the need for legislation, ordinances, rulings, and actions that advance the welfare and interests of all veterans, active military, National Guard, reserve personnel, and their dependents and survivors.

Veterans Preference in Minnesota Public Employment
Grants most veterans a limited preference over non-veterans in hiring and promotion. This only applies to Minnesota public job openings. Also protects most veterans from unfair dismissals or demotions from most Minnesota public positions without first providing a VPA hearing.

Federal Resources for Veterans

Troops to Teachers
This U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program assists eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. Financial as well as referral and placement assistance is provided.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

U.S. Department of Labor

Veterans Employment, U.S. Office of Personnel Management