MFIP families will see an increase in cash assistance

The maximum cash grant for the Minnesota Family Investment Program will increase for the first time since 1986 beginning tomorrow.

According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, MFIP provides temporary income support and employment services to families with children experiencing poverty.

This increase, proposed by the Walz-Flanagan Administration, was approved by the 2019 Minnesota Legislature.

The maximum increase is $100 per month, and most families will begin seeing an increase in their cash assistance in February.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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