Community Resources

Riverland Online Resources
 
Riverland Online Resources
Other Technology Resources
  • Tech for Learners: Online Learning Products, Resources, & Services (Filter to Higher Ed) (https://www.techforlearners.org/)
  • MinnState Student Technology Support - Call us at 1-844-456-3876

 

Community & Government Resources
 
MinnState Colleges and Universities
MN Department of Human Services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has temporary authority to waive or modify requirements so agencies can provide essential programs and services to Minnesotans without delay during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact the MN Department of Human Services Information Desk at 651-431-2000 or email DHS.info@state.mn.us to see if you qualify for food and/or economic assistance.

Internet and WIFI
 

The Federal Communications Commission has an agreement which states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots for increased accessibility to the internet. Find more information at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363033A1.pdf.

Visit the following websites for the latest details on how to sign-up and leverage these services.

  • AT&T COVID-19 Response - At&T offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families. Visit
  • Comcast COVID-19 Response - Comcast offers free Wi-Fi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time. Visit
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months - Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households
  • Cox Communications Response - Cox Communications offers a range of services and packages for the next 60 days (for ex, free access to over 650,000 Wi-Fi hot spots; residential customers in the company’s Starter, StraightUp Internet and Connect2Compete packages will be automatically upgraded to speeds of 50 Mbps).
  • Sprint COVID-19 Response - Sprint is following the FCC agreement and will provide unlimited data to existing customers. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sprint will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Visit https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 Response – T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement and providing unlimited data to existing customers. It will soon allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Verizon COVID-19 Response – There are no special offers, but Verizon is following the FCC agreement.
Employment
 

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) - Information for people who have lost their jobs or had their hours reduced because of COVID-19.

Health
 
Food, Economic and Housing Assistance
 
Storage
 
Travel
 
Miscellaneous