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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.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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Minnesota State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesMinnesota State Council on DisabilityInformation on state and public resources for people with disabilities.651-361-7800   (V/TTY)
800-945-8913  (V/TTY)
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesDisability MinnesotaVInformation on state and public resources for people with disabilities.Links for services
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesMinnesota Governor's Council on Developmental DisabilitiesInformation on state and public resources for people with developmental disabilities.651-296-4018
877-348-0505
Minnesota Relay:
800-627-3529
Relay 711 
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesCommission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Counseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services.651-431-5961
TTY: 612-361-0321
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesState Services for the Blind (SSB) Counseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services.651-539-2300
Aging ServicesMinnesota Board on Aging - Senior LinkAge LineThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.800-333-2433
Agricultural AidMinnesota USDA Farm Service AgencyUSDA'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 AidMinnesota USDA Rural Development AgencyUSDA 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 & AssistanceMinnesota Department of AgricultureLivestock resources, Disaster/Cleanup Assistance, Disaster Recovery Loan Programs.651-201-6000
800-967-2474
Relay 711
Consumer ServicesMinnesota Office of Attorney General: Citizens Assistance Information on price gouging and consumer complaint services.651-296-3353
800-657-3787
TTY: 800-627-3529
ContractorsMinnesota Department of Labor & IndustryOnline Contractor's license verification and consumer complaints services.651-284-5005
800-342-5354
TTY:  651-297-4198
Crisis CounselingMinnesota Suicide and Crisis HotlinesDirectory of suicide hotlines, crisis and mental health services in Minnesota.  24/7 crisis response and referrals.Emergency: 911   
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Disaster Specific Information   
Disaster UnemploymentMinnesota Unemployment InsuranceWhen 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
Outside Metro:
877-898-9090
TTY: 866-814-1252 
Environmental QualityMinnesota Pollution Control AgencyEnvironmental protection of air and water, waste cleanup, recycling, permits, small business assistance, and eservices available.651-296-6300
800-657-3864  
Environmental emergencies:
800-422-0798
Essential NeedsMinnesota Department of Human Services: Economic AssistanceAssistance 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
Outside Metro:
800-657-3698
TTY: 711 or 800-627-3529
Essential NeedsMinnesota Department of Health: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) ProgramThe 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
651-201-4404
Essential NeedsFoodPantries.orgReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.Referrals to local foodbanks
Essential NeedsMinnesota United Way 211 Information and Referral HelplineReferrals to organizations providing emergency food, clothing, shelter, medical, crisis counseling, rental, and utility assistance. 2-1-1
800-543-7709
Family & Protective ServicesMinnesota Department of Human ServicesIndividuals 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 ServicesMinnesota Adult Protective ServicesIndividuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.  Emergency: 911
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC):   
844-880-1574
Financial AssistanceMinnesota Department. of Human Services: Economic AssistanceAssistance 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
Outside Metro:  
800-657-3698
TTY: 711 or 800-627-3529
FraudMinnesota Office of Inspector GeneralFor suspected fraud involving recipients of cash, child care, food assistance, health care and child care providers.651-431-3968
800-627-9977
Health Care ServicesMinnesota 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
800-657-3739

 
Housing InformationMinnesota HUD - Public & Indian Housing Resource CenterReferrals to local HUD Counseling Office for assistance applying for Public Housing assistance.800-955-2232  
Housing InformationMinnesota USDA Rural Development AgencyUSDA 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
InsuranceMinnesota Department of Commerce: InsuranceGeneral insurance information and fraud reporting services.General Info: 651-539-1500
Complaints: 651-539-1600
800-657-3602 Minnesota only
Legal ServicesMinnesota State Bar Lawyer Referral SystemInformation and referrals to attorneys providing legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.612-333-1183  
800-882-6722
Tax AssistanceMinnesota Department of RevenueState tax information assistance651-556-3000
800-657-3666
Veterans ServicesMinnesota Department of Veteran AffairsInformation regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance. LinkVet Live Web Chat available888-546-5838
TTY: 800-627-3529  
LinkVet Live Web Chat Available
Vital StatisticsMinnesota Driver and Vehicle ServicesDuplicate drivers licenses, auto registrations, and titles.Driver Services:    
651-297-3298
Vehicle Services:
651-297-2126
Vital StatisticsMinnesota Department of Health: Certificates and RecordsDisaster survivors needing to replace birth/death/marriage certificates or other vital documents. 651-201-5970
VolunteerVOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY  

Referrals Last Updated: April 2021

Last updated November 5, 2021