Public assistance programs
SNAP (food support)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move toward self-sufficiency.
Minnesota Family Investment Program
MFIP is a monthly cash or food benefits program. It is for families with dependent children and some pregnant women. MFIP is time limited. Most parents with minor children only receive help for a total of 60 months. Because MFIP expects, supports and rewards work; parents must meet work rule requirements or the grants will be reduced.
GA is monthly cash payment that clients use for clothes, food, housing and other basic needs. It is not for people who can work. It is for people who
Minnesota Supplemental Aid
MSA is a monthly cash payment that helps people whose disability, retirement or other income is not enough to meet their needs. It can also give short-term help for a crisis. MSA is for people who are:
View Childcare Assistance Program.
Refugee Cash Assistance
RCA is for people who have been in the U.S. eight months or less, and who meet income guidelines.
MA is a federal program that may pay medical bills for people who can't. afford them MA is for people who are