The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) represents the state’s welfare reform program for low-income single moms with children.
MFIP aids families by helping them move in to work. Cash and food assistance is also included. Most families will participate in the Diversionary Work Program, or DWP, after they first apply for cash assistance. Parents can go immediately to work and get off welfare after they have been through this four month program.
Some families may be referred to MFIP after they finish four months of DWP or when they first apply for assistance. MFIP aids families in their transition to economic stability. Parents are supported in working and are also expected to work. 60 months is usually the maximum amount of time a family can get cash assistance.
General Program Requirements
You must be a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, a resident of the state of Minnesota, responsible for a child under 19 years of age, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed in order to qualify for this benefit program.
In order to apply, download and fill out an application.
Here you can find your local county human services agency where you can file the application:
There is also the option to apply online for this and other Minnesota program by visiting ApplyMN.
Program Contact Information
Please visit the following website, for more information on Minnesota Family Investment Program.