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Money, Jobs, Transportation

Car Repair Grant

Reducing the Cost Burden of Transportation

The Car Repair Grant offers help to households who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are in need of car repairs or maintenance. We provide one-time grants to households who rely on their car to continue working or to get back into the workforce.

Households who have been approved for a car repair grant will be required to get an estimate from their preferred auto repair shop and pay for the estimate. Once the estimate is approved and all required paperwork submitted, repairs can be completed and grant funds of up to $1,000 will be paid directly to the auto repair shop.

Am I Eligible?

Community Action will require you to go through an interview process, and you must meet the following requirements: 
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live in Ramsey or Washington County 
  • Currently employed or job searching and need car to maintain job
  • Have a valid Minnesota driver’s license 
  • Provide proof of car insurance and ownership
  • Car must be less than 20-years old
  • Household income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guideline
  • Household has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about the Car Repair Program, please send us an email at or call us at 651-603-5885.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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