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Minnesota State and Local Level Referrals
When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.
Please contact us with questions or corrections.
For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.
For reference, see the full list of disaster recovery service categories covered in the below local resource list.
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Minnesota State and Local Level Referrals
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|Category||Entity||Type of Assistance||Telephone Number|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Minnesota State Council on Disability||Information on state and public resources for people with disabilities.||651-361-7800 (V/TTY)|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Disability MinnesotaV||Information on state and public resources for people with disabilities.||Links for services|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities||Information on state and public resources for people with developmental disabilities.||651-296-4018|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing||Counseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services.||651-431-5961|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||State Services for the Blind (SSB)||Counseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services.||651-539-2300|
|Aging Services||Minnesota Board on Aging - Senior LinkAge Line||This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.||800-333-2433|
|Agricultural Aid||Minnesota USDA Farm Service Agency||USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.||651-602-7700|
Use link for county directory
|Agricultural Aid||Minnesota USDA Rural Development Agency||USDA Rural Development provides low interest or guaranteed mortgages; 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families in rural areas.||651-602-7800|
|Animal Health & Assistance||Minnesota Department of Agriculture||Livestock resources, Disaster/Cleanup Assistance, Disaster Recovery Loan Programs.||651-201-6000|
|Consumer Services||Minnesota Office of Attorney General: Citizens Assistance||Information on price gouging and consumer complaint services.||651-296-3353|
|Contractors||Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry||Online Contractor's license verification and consumer complaints services.||651-284-5005|
|Crisis Counseling||Minnesota Suicide and Crisis Hotlines||Directory of suicide hotlines, crisis and mental health services in Minnesota. 24/7 crisis response and referrals.||Emergency: 911 |
See directory listings
|Disaster Specific Information|
|Disaster Unemployment||Minnesota Unemployment Insurance||When Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information. This assistance provides weekly beneﬁt payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.||Twin Cities: 651-296-3644|
|Environmental Quality||Minnesota Pollution Control Agency||Environmental protection of air and water, waste cleanup, recycling, permits, small business assistance, and eservices available.||651-296-6300|
|Essential Needs||Minnesota Department of Human Services: Economic Assistance||Assistance in filing an application for public benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps, food assistance programs, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).||Twin Cities: 651-431-4050|
TTY: 711 or 800-627-3529
|Essential Needs||Minnesota Department of Health: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program||The WIC program is a nutrition program. Nutrition evaluation and monthly vouchers to receive free supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, cheese, milk, eggs, peanut butter and dried beans.||800-942-4030|
|Essential Needs||FoodPantries.org||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.||Referrals to local foodbanks|
|Essential Needs||Minnesota United Way 211 Information and Referral Helpline||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food, clothing, shelter, medical, crisis counseling, rental, and utility assistance.||2-1-1|
|Family & Protective Services||Minnesota Department of Human Services||Individuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect. To report concerns about child abuse, neglect or sexual abuse, contact the county or reservation where the child lives. Online listing for County and Tribal Child Protection agencies.||Emergency: 911|
See listing for county or tribal agency
|Family & Protective Services||Minnesota Adult Protective Services||Individuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.||Emergency: 911|
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC):
|Financial Assistance||Minnesota Department. of Human Services: Economic Assistance||Assistance in filing an application for public benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps, food assistance programs, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).||Twin Cities: 651-431-4050|
TTY: 711 or 800-627-3529
|Fraud||Minnesota Office of Inspector General||For suspected fraud involving recipients of cash, child care, food assistance, health care and child care providers.||651-431-3968|
|Health Care Services||Minnesota Department of Human Services||Information and assistance in applying for MinnesotaCare, a health care program for Minnesotans with low incomes, and medicaid information.||651-431-2670|
|Housing Information||Minnesota HUD - Public & Indian Housing Resource Center||Referrals to local HUD Counseling Office for assistance applying for Public Housing assistance.||800-955-2232|
|Housing Information||Minnesota USDA Rural Development Agency||USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.||651-602-7800|
|Insurance||Minnesota Department of Commerce: Insurance||General insurance information and fraud reporting services.||General Info: 651-539-1500|
800-657-3602 Minnesota only
|Legal Services||Minnesota State Bar Lawyer Referral System||Information and referrals to attorneys providing legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.||612-333-1183 |
|Tax Assistance||Minnesota Department of Revenue||State tax information assistance||651-556-3000|
|Veterans Services||Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs||Information regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance. LinkVet Live Web Chat available||888-546-5838|
LinkVet Live Web Chat Available
|Vital Statistics||Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services||Duplicate drivers licenses, auto registrations, and titles.||Driver Services: |
|Vital Statistics||Minnesota Department of Health: Certificates and Records||Disaster survivors needing to replace birth/death/marriage certificates or other vital documents.||651-201-5970|
|Volunteer||VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY|
Referrals Last Updated: April 2021