The Minnesota Department of Human Services oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program, both of which are authorized through the federal farm bill. Visit the 2018 Farm bill: Minnesota’s nutrition programs webpage to learn more about these programs and the impact of the farm bill on hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans.
Federal health care reform: Impacts in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Human Services strives to provide clear and factual information about the impacts of its programs and services on all Minnesotans. Visit the federal health care news page to learn how changes to the Children’s Health Insurance Program could affect the state.
2017 Outstanding Refugee Awards
Celebrating the courage, resilience and entrepreneurship of refugees, and their children, and recognizing their contributions to Minnesota.
Information about Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget recommendations for fiscal year 2018-2019 is available on Minnesota Management and Budget’s website. A document highlighting recommendations by agency (PDF) includes information specific to human services, including the MinnesotaCare buy-in, opioid treatment and prevention, safe schools, vulnerable adults and other priorities.
Based on the recommendations of an independent work group convened by AARP Minnesota and a recent report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Governor Mark Dayton was joined by legislators and advocates today to announce a broad set of reforms and investments to hold providers guilty of abuse accountable and protect the health, safety, and dignity of seniors and vulnerable adults.