Fact sheets summarizing human services proposals for the 2016 legislative session are now available on the DHS website. The fact sheets highlight proposals in both the capital budget and supplemental budgets. Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget recommendations for human services (PDF) are online. Legislative reports and background information also can be found on the legislative information page.
The annual Minnesota County Human Service Cost Report for Calendar Year 2014 (PDF) is available on DHS’ public website. The report, compiled by the Financial Operations Division, contains statewide and county-specific costs and revenue shares for economic support, health and social service programs.
Information for the biennial service agreements completed by counties and tribes was gathered via an electronic form for the first time in 2013. The agreements are required for counties and tribal nations to receive consolidated funds for the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). A summary of responses is available online. Electronic forms for the 2016 to 2017 biennium will be available in July 2015 and are due in October 2015.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has launched a new departmentwide Facebook page that will feature a variety of content helping to share the DHS mission. DHS invites Facebook users to share constructive ideas, information, opinions and stories. Social media guidelines and links to all official DHS social media accounts can be found in the social media statement.
A new online publication from DHS provides information about DHS public health care programs and MNsure for county, tribal and state eligibility workers. DHS public health care programs and MNsure: Weekly information for county, tribal and state eligibility workers is available on the CountyLink website. DHS' Health Care Administration (HCA) created the update in an effort to keep county, tribal and state eligibility workers informed about news and information that affects their work. HCA will send this publication each Monday to ensure information reaches workers in a timely manner.
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