Announcements and News 2019-04-18T17:38:23+00:00

Announcements and News

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512, 2019

MDHS statement concerning USDA revisions to waiver on SNAP benefits for ABAWD

December 5th, 2019|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Thursday, December 5, 2019   Contact:  The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Office of Communications Danny Blanton, (601) 359-4612, danny.blanton@mdhs.ms.gov OR Vanessa C. Lowe, (601) 359-4183, vanessa.lowe@mdhs.ms.gov     MDHS statement concerning USDA revisions to waiver on SNAP benefits for ABAWD (Jackson, Miss.) – The ruling by the United States Department of Agriculture revising the conditions under which the USDA would waive, when requested by the states, the able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) time limit for receiving SNAP benefits will not affect the State of Mississippi.   House Bill 1090, The Act to Restore Hope Opportunity and Prosperity for [...]

1411, 2019

MDHS launches one-stop guide for resources available to all Mississippians

November 14th, 2019|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Thursday, November 14, 2019 Contact:  The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Office of Communications Danny Blanton, (601) 359-4612, danny.blanton@mdhs.ms.gov OR Vanessa C. Lowe, (601) 359-4183, vanessa.lowe@mdhs.ms.gov   MDHS launches one-stop guide for resources available to all Mississippians   (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services recently launched a statewide initiative to provide a “one-stop” online guide for all Mississippians to find a variety of resources and services available throughout the state. My Resources is a collaborative effort that allows visitors to search available resources across all divisions within MDHS. The provider service types available include Economic Development, [...]

210, 2019

MDHS issues request for proposals on $36 million in services across Mississippi

October 2nd, 2019|

(Jackson, Miss.) – As part of its ongoing commitment to helping Mississippi families move from a state of crisis to a state of self-sufficiency, the Mississippi Department of Human Services is requesting proposals to provide services in low income, at-risk areas of the state. The agency will primarily invest Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant dollars, in concert with public and private partners to fund the programs. “These programs are further examples of our commitment to providing families in their greatest time of need with a greater chance to succeed,” said Christopher Freeze, MDHS Executive Director. [...]

2709, 2019

Mississippi Department of Human Services receives $1.4 million federal grant

September 27th, 2019|

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services has been awarded a $1,366,223 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve and modernize application processing in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The grant will use the SNAP Model Notice Toolkit as a guide to modernize recipient notices and transition to a platform connected to data in the eligibility system to reduce Case and Procedural Error Rates. “We’re excited to be the beneficiary of such a significant amount of federal funds to better serve and assist Mississippians,” said Christopher Freeze, MDHS Executive Director. “This will greatly [...]