To address the growing need for food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Human Services is re-launching the Nutritious Food Coalition, and changing its name to the SNAP Coalition. The SNAP Coalition seeks to increase awareness and participation in SNAP through coordinated outreach efforts. Those encouraged to participate include community-based organizations; state, county and local governments; tribal nations; business associations; advocacy networks; and others to make up a broad mix of partners.
Learn more by viewing SNAP Coalition: Coming together to fight food insecurity (PDF). If interested in participating in the meetings, subscribe below to receive SNAP Coalition News and Updates.
The mission of the Food Security Work Group is to ensure all Minnesotans have access to stable food supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that Minnesotans do not need to put themselves in harm’s way to access that food.
For more information about the Food Security Work Group, subscribe to its newsletter, which contains invites to the meetings and recaps of the meetings. The newsletter also contains resources for people at food shelves and food banks, tribal nations, private nonprofit organizations, and affiliated organizations who work to address hunger in Minnesota.
Short reports on economic assistance in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Family Investment Program Monthly Reports include summary data for the Diversionary Work Program, Minnesota Family Investment Program and child-only public assistance.
This provides details about monthly activity in the Minnesota Family Investment Program and the Diversionary Work Program, by county and tribe.
These indicators are quarterly data on state-mandated performance measures, by county, tribal providers and county consortia.
These are annual summaries on state-mandated performance measures for the Self-Support Index and the Work Participation Rate by county, tribal providers and county consortia.
Quarterly data on Self-Support Index and Work Participation Rate by racial and ethnic groups within counties, tribal providers and county consortia regions.
This is a supplemental report on Diversionary Work Program.
These are Minnesota Family Investment Program and Diversionary Work Program: Characteristics of Cases and Eligible Adults.
This is annual data and analysis of cases involving people who have reached the 60-month lifetime limit for receiving cash assistance:
These are reports on important measurement, evaluation, and research topics.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services conducted a five-year study following nearly 2,000 early Minnesota Family Investment Program participants.