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Boreal Community Media Online Application Now Available for Economic Assistance Programs

May 25, 2021 04:15PM ● By Editor

From Cook County Public Health and Human Services - May 25, 2021

Cook County residents can now visit to complete an online application for economic assistance programs. Launched on May 12, is a simple, secure web application that connects you with state and county services to help you and your family meet your basic needs. You can use to apply for cash assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits, child care assistance and emergency assistance.

Cook County was selected, along with 15 other Minnesota counties, to test the new online application program through provides a streamlined application process with an average application time of 20 minutes or less to complete. It is also smartphone friendly, which will allow residents to apply anytime and anywhere.

To apply, visit and select “Apply Now” to start the application process. You can also find a link to apply on the Cook County  Public Health and Human Services website at Please contact the PHHS department to request a paper application or for assistance with the application process.


Cook County Public Health & Human Services
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