The goal of the Fruit of the Vine is to improve the well-being of low-income families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. We accomplish this by using an online screening tool (Bridge To Benefits) designed to help families and individuals understand if they are eligible for the eight public work support programs and two income tax credits. Work support programs and tax credits were implemented by federal and state governments to help low-income workers meet basic needs. We are focused on the programs that benefit low-income, working Minnesota families. These include: Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Child Care Assistance Program, Energy Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP (formerly Food Support), School Meal Program, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Working Family Credit (WFC).
Our goal is a two step process – (1) screening individuals and families for potential eligibility in Minnesota’s work support and tax credit programs, then (2) helping families complete the application process for the programs for which they appear eligible.
For an appointment with an experienced screening Intake Specialist please complete the below contact form, or call 952-595-5980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.