Financial Assistance

Chisago County administers many state and federal programs that provide aid for those in need. There are many different types of assistance programs that help with food, child care and much more.

Financial Assistance Programs

Financial Assistance programs assist families and individuals with low-income transition to economic stability. A number of financial programs are available for adults and families if eligibility requirements are met.

  1. How to Apply for Cash, Emergency, Food Programs
  2. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  3. SNAP
  4. Diversionary Work Program (DWP)
  5. General Assistance
  6. Employment Services Requirements (MFIP, DWP, SNAP)
  7. Minnesota Supplemental Aid
  8. Housing Support
  9. Refugee Cash Assistance

How to Apply for Cash, Emergency, Food programs

A Combined Application Form must be completed, or you can apply for benefits online on the State of MN Website.

There is a Combined Application Form (DHS-5223) on the State of MN Website that will allow you to download and complete for form electronically or you can print the form to complete it by hand.

Along with the completed application you may need an interview. Your application will be screened when you turn it in, and you will be scheduled for the next available interview. Unless you meet certain criteria, your interview will most likely not be the same day.

Interview Checklist

Please bring the following to your interview:

  • Proof of Identity (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Proof of Residency (driver's license, bill, etc.)
  • Proof of Income (pay stubs, bank statements, etc.)
  • Other documentation which provides information regarding your income and financial status, including assets.