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Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Reports
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) publishes reports and studies on programs that help families with low incomes move to economic stability. This page links you to reports about the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). MFIP provides cash and food assistance for basic needs for up to 60 months and helps families work their way out of poverty by expecting, supporting, and rewarding work. Reports also include data on the Diversionary Work Program (DWP), a four-month program some families enter to go immediately to work if possible, rather than directly on welfare.
Reports and Forecasts Division
This report gives statewide data on cases, persons and expenditures for a series of 10 annual and 13 monthly periods for DHS cash, food and medical programs. The report is based on accounting month, the month the payment was issued.
Transition to Economic Stability Division
While the state sets policy, provides funding, and reports on MFIP through this division of DHS, the counties and tribes deliver the services. Reporting here is based on benefit month, the month for which the assistance was provided.
Welfare Research Briefs
One-page summaries on important topics about economic assistance in Minnesota.
The next three types of reports are based on the same monthly MFIP and DWP data.
MFIP Monthly Report
Statewide monthly data on cases, persons, and payment.
MFIP Trends Reports
Trends in statewide monthly data over last two years.
MFIP County Specific Report
Monthly MFIP and DWP data for counties.
MFIP Management Indicators Reports
Quarterly data on state-mandated performance measures by county and region.
Work Participation Rate for 2013 (PDF)
MFIP and DWP Caseload and Participant Characteristics Reports
Annual December snapshot of cases and participants with demographic, family composition, economic and program data.
MFIP Sixty-month Time Limit Reports
What happens when people reach their 60-month MFIP limit.
Evaluation Notes Series
Occasional reports on important measurement, evaluation, and research topics.
Reports on Special Projects
Studies of ways to improve services for MFIP families.
MFIP Longitudinal Study Reports (Series)
DHS conducted a five-year study following nearly two thousand early MFIP participants. MFIP Longitudinal Study special summary report: Where are they now, stories behind the trend lines.
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