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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Temporary Loss of Income
Imminent Loss of Utilities


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I'm a College Student Struggling to Afford My Electric Bill After Losing Work!

My Story:

I am a full-time college student attempting to get my nursing degree. It is just me and my dog, as I do not have any children or any family that live here in Minnesota with me unfortunately. I enjoy building things and working on different DIY projects. However, these days I spend my time studying and doing homework more than anything else. When I can, I pick up hours at my work-from-home job to help me cover my monthly expenses.

I make enough to pay my monthly bills, but I live paycheck to paycheck. Not too long ago, my car broke down, which in turn caused me to be unemployed. I was making Instacart deliveries for work, and of course, without a car, I was unable to do so. Since I did not have the money to get the car fixed, I decided to get a work from home job instead. However, due to being unemployed for a few months between when my car broke down and when I found my new job, I fell behind on some of my bills and have been trying to catch up ever since.

Currently, I'm having a hard time catching up on my electric bill and on my phone bill too. I'm worried about losing both of these services because I rely on them for everything. Losing either service would greatly impact my ability to work and to complete my school work as well. With that in mind, I'm very humbly asking for assistance with both bills, as this assistance would keep me employed and in school. Thank you in advance to everyone who lends me a hand-up.

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