Programs in Minnesota

Economic Justice Outreach

Bridge to Benefits

The Bridge to Benefits (B2B) website is a one-stop shop for information on public programs, tax credits, and tips on how to apply. The site includes a tool that screens for eligibility for medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, the Advanced Premium Tax Credit,

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Economic Stability Indicator

The Economic Stability Indicator is a project of Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota (CDF-MN) created to illustrate the interaction between wages, public programs, and tax credits/liability in bringing or failing to bring families to economic stability.

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Minnesota KIDS COUNT

KIDS COUNT, a project by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, serves as a key data resource on children and families, shaping programs and policies for enhanced outcomes. For over two decades, CDF-MN has been the KIDS COUNT grantee in Minnesota, driving impactful change. We annually publish the Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book,

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Voices and Choices for Children

In 2014, CDF-MN launched an initiative to better involve marginalized Black, Brown, and American Indian communities, often underserved by existing early childhood education. Working closely with Governor Dayton’s Children’s Cabinet, state elected officials, state ethnic councils, early childhood funders, and

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