Welcome to Bridge to Benefits

Bridge to Benefits Screening Tool
Bridge to Benefits is a 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. 
Click the green Start button below to begin a screen.
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.


Summer EBT

Summer EBT is a new food support program that provides families $120 for eligible school-aged children to buy groceries when school is out for the summer. 

MN Free School Meals

The Minnesota Free School Meals Program provides state reimbursement to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program so that students can have one breakfast and one lunch at no cost at school.

It is important for families to still complete the Application for Education Benefits! Please reach out to your child’s school to complete this.