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.


Free Tax Preparation Available

Get your taxes done at no cost at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site.  Free tax preparation is now available at a variety of locations across Minnesota now through April 15, 2018. 


Give Kids a Smile

FREE dental care for children will be available February 2 and 3, 2018 thanks to thousands of dental professionals and the Minnesota Dental Association. 

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.