Cash and Food Programs
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Select from the tabs below to explore the variety of Cash and Food programs available to Chippewa County residents.
Diversionary Work Program (DWP)
DWP is a four month program that provides services and supports to eligible families to help them move immediately to work rather than go on public assistance. The four months of DWP do not count towards the 60-month lifetime limit for the MFIP program, the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Failure to meet employment service requirements may result in termination of your DWP.Minnesota.
Family Investment Program (MFIP)
MFIP is Minnesota's program that assists low-income families with children to economic stability through work. The MFIP grant includes a cash grant, food assistance; there may also be employment services requirements and eligibility for child care assistance. Parents must meet employment service requirements or their MFIP grant will be reduced.
General Assistance (GA)
GA is a cash program for single adults with no minor children living in the home. This program helps Minnesotans with little or no income meet their basic needs. It offers a small monthly cash grant to people with serious illnesses, disabilities, or other issues that limit their ability to work. GA is "interim aid" to help while other sources of income are put in place such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI)
Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA)
MSA provides monthly cash support to help meet basic living expenses, such as clothing, utilities, housing, or special medical diets. It is mainly for people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Group Residential Housing (GRH)
Group Residential Housing (GRH): GRH is a monthly payment directly to a facility. It pays for room and board for some people who cannot live in their own home. GRH is for people who are age 65 and older, disabled and age 18 and older, blind or unable to work.
Emergency General Assistance
Contact our office to apply for Emergency Assistance
Chippewa County Family Services
Local Food Shelves & Minnesota Food Resources
NOTICE OF CHANGE
Effective: February 5, 2024
If applying for benefits/services using a FOREIGN PASSPORT, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is strongly encouraging people to provide a U.S. Government-issued enumerator with a foreign passport enumerator, whenever possible.
This will help to improve the quality and accuracy of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responses when using a foreign passport.
All applicants/enrollees should be prepared to provide the additional U.S. Government-issued enumerator:
- Alien/USCIS Number
- Card Number/I-797 Receipt Number
- I-94 Number
AVISO DE CAMBIO
En vigor: 5 de febrero de 2024
Si solicita beneficios/servicios utilizando un PASAPORTE EXTRANJERO, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) recomienda encarecidamente a las personas que proporcionen un enumerador expedido por el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos con un enumerador de pasaporte extranjero, siempre que sea posible.
Esto ayudará a mejorar la calidad y precisión de las respuestas del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) cuando se utilice un pasaporte extranjero.
Todos los solicitantes/inscritos deben estar preparados para proporcionar el enumerador adicional expedido por el Gobierno de los EE.UU:
- Número de extranjero/USCIS
- Número de tarjeta/Número de recibo I-797
- Número I-94
ESINESIN REN EKKESIWIN
Pwopwutἃ Pèchèkkύnan: February 5, 2024
Nupwen emèn epwe apply ikἃ ammasou taropwe ren peekin ἃninnis me ekkὂch services, ewe ofesin Department of Homeland Security mi pesei aramas ar repwe awora ngeni ekkewe neeni ekkewe taropwe mi inet ngeni kich seni ei mwuun Merika mwumwuutἃn ach sipwe nὂnnὂmw me winipwὂs wὂn ekkei fènύwen Merika.
Ei taropwe epwe ἃnisi me aèchύènὂ ussun an ewe Department of Homeland Security pènύweni nèύch kewe application ikἃ ekkewe ἃninnis si tungor seni mwuun Merika nupwen omw nèύnèύ passport-un ekis.
Meinisin chὂn ammasou taropwe ikἃ application ren ekkewe ἃninnis seni mwuun Merika repwe mwὂnnotἃ ar repwe awora ekkei taropwe ussun ekkei mi tettenitiw me faan: