Welcome to Bridge to Benefits

Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. We will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. 
It's easy, confidential and free!


NOTE: This screening tool does not determine eligibility. It is only a guideline. After using this screening tool, you must apply to each program to be sure your are eligible.


Recipients Cost-Sharing Reductions Won't Change with Exec. Order

In mid-October, President Donald Trump signed an executive order the ended payments to insurance companies for cost-sharing reductions that go to qualifying individuals and families who purchase insurance on state and federal health insurance exchanges like MnSure. Recipients of these cost-sharing reductions, which help reduce co-payments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for those who qualify, will not see a change in these benefits. Learn more.

Free tax preparation available in the summer

The St. Paul location of Prepare + Prosper assists people in filing their taxes in the summer.

Find a Summer Feeding Site Near You

Hundreds of community center, recreation centers, parks and schools will provide free meals to children up to age 18 across the state. Find a summer feeding site near you.

Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program

The Postsecondary Child Care Grant Program helps low income students who have young children pay for child care while the student attends classes.