Emergency Assistance

Financial Assistance

Emergency Assistance:

Emergency Assistance (Pine County Crisis Funds) and Emergency General Assistance (EGA) provides special financial support for Pine County residents facing an unexpected emergency expenses such as eviction or losses from a fire. Emergency Assistance can only be issued once every 12 or 18 months. Emergency Assistance is funded in part by federal grants. Each policy has specific criteria that must be met. Emergency programs are looked at and determined typically within 7 days, unless extenuating circumstances arise. 

To apply:
The person and responsible parties are asked to apply online at www.applymn.dhs.mn.gov AND to complete the Pine County Emergency Addendum prior to going to the Pine City or Sandstone office locations. An interview is likely to be done when you drop off the application. Proofs of income and assets would also be required, please bring those to your appointment so a determination can be made in a timely manner.  


Please contact our agency if you have any questions/concerns at 800-450-7463 Extension 1570 or 4100.

Apply Online:
www.ApplyMN.dhs.mn.gov AND complete the attached Pine County Emergency Addendum for your emergency request.