Minnesota Veterans may be eligible for a one-time grant in the amount of $3,000 in order to mitigate negative financial impact of their school district implementing a distance or hybrid learning plan. 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. Veterans may be eligible if they have a child/children enrolled in grades K-8 (or grades 9-12 if they also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP)) and they have experienced financial loss to accommodate the implementation of a distance or hybrid learning program.
Common examples for eligibility may include, but are not limited to:
- A parent had to reduce or eliminate work in order to remain home with children during periods of distant learning
- A child is newly enrolled into a daycare setting that would not have been necessary if not for the distant/hybrid learning program
- A tutor, nanny, coach or family member (non-parent) was hired to help with implementation of distant learning
- A child is newly enrolled into a private school or homeschool but were previously enrolled in a public school
Veterans must coordinate with their County Veterans Service Officer to apply for this grant. For assistance with the application or questions related to potential eligibility, please contact Blue Earth County’s Veterans Services Office at 507-304-4245 or 507-304-4246.