Veterans Distance Learning Support Grant


Earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs requested additional funding from the Minnesota State Legislature to provide direct financial assistance to Minnesota Veterans and their families that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We were granted an additional $6.2 million in funding and have since implemented three new programs for MN Veterans and their families.  The program most relevant to your area is our COVID-19 K-12 Distance Learning Support Grant (DLSG) (PDF). The purpose of the COVID-19 K-12 Distance Learning Support Grant is to mitigate the negative financial impact a family experiences by implementing their school district's distance learning or hybrid learning plans by providing a one-time grant in the amount of $3,000.
If Veterans and their families wish to inquire about eligibility for any of our programs or apply, please contact their County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) or our LinkVet call center at 1-888-Link-Vet (546-5838). They can look up information for contacting their CVSO by clicking this link: County Veterans Service Officer.

LinkVet Call Center
Hours
Monday
 7am-8pm
Tuesday
7am-8pm
Wednesday
7am-8pm
Thursday
7am-8pm
Friday
7am-8pm
Saturday
9am-2:30pm
Sunday
11am-4:30pm
For more information about our three COVID-19 Programs or the COVID-19 K-12 Distance Learning Support Grant (DLSG), please click on the links below:
Thank you for the tremendous sacrifice you and your staff have been making to continue educating our children in these chaotic times.
Respectfully,
Eric Meline
Veterans Benefits Division Supervisor
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs