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Minnesota's Family Investment Program (MFIP)

The Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) helps families with children meet their basic needs, while helping parents move to financial stability through work. Parents are expected to work, and are supported in working with both cash and food assistance. Most families have a lifetime limit of 60 months on MFIP.

MFIP helps families by providing assistance with:

  • cash income supplement

  • food support

  • child care costs

  • health care coverage

  • employment services


The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) provides temporary assistance to low-income families with one or more children.

The program helps families by expecting, supporting and rewarding work.

MFIP expects parents who receive cash and food benefits to look for work, attend classes or be working.

*The goal is to reduce long-term public assistance use and to encourage personal responsibility.*

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