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108, 2022

Approximately 466,000 Mississippi Children to Receive P-EBT Benefits This Fall

August 1st, 2022|P-EBT|

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) have received federal approval to distribute Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to approximately 466,000 Mississippi children who participated in the National School Lunch Program or were under six (6) and received SNAP benefits during the 2021-22 school year or summer 2022 months. In addition to the K-12 P-EBT benefit distributed in prior years, children under age six (6) who received SNAP benefits during the 2021-22 school year or summer 2022 have been approved to receive P-EBT benefits. An estimated 90,000 additional Mississippi [...]

1702, 2022

Weather Closures & Delays | 2.17.22

February 17th, 2022|News|

Please check back for updates on office closures and delays. Adams - Open Alcorn - Open Amite - Open Attala - Open Benton - Open Bolivar - Open Calhoun - Open Carroll - Open Chickasaw - Closed (2:00) Choctaw - Open Claiborne - Open Clarke - Closed (noon) Clay - Open Coahoma - Open Copiah - Open Covington - Open De Soto - Open Forrest - Open Franklin - Open George - Open Greene - Open Grenada - Open Hancock - Open Harrison - Open Holmes - Open Humphreys - Open Issaquena - Open Itawamba - Open Jackson - Open [...]

1502, 2022

Curriculum Development Project Signals First Step in Strategic Partnership for Early Childhood Development

February 15th, 2022|Early Childhood Care and Development, News|

Jackson MS- The Mississippi Department of Human Services has awarded the Mississippi State University Extension Service $5 million to develop a new curriculum for children from birth through age 5. Leaders anticipate the new curriculum will directly impact early childhood education in the state by renewing the early-childhood partnership between Mississippi State and Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Early Childhood Care and Development that existed for many years. The funding will be used to develop "My Mississippi Adventures," a developmentally appropriate, integrated curriculum that will be made available at no cost to all licensed and registered [...]

202, 2022

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea in Madison County

February 2nd, 2022|News|

(Jackson, Miss) - A Madison County, Miss. resident, has been arrested and later pled guilty to SNAP fraud following an investigation conducted by the Investigations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS).    Madison-Rankin Counties District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced that Sabrina Catchings, 28, of Madison County pled guilty to welfare fraud before the Madison County circuit court on January 14, 2022. Catchings was sentenced to serve three (3) years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), three (3) years suspended, and five (5) years supervised probation under the direct supervision of [...]

2601, 2022

Water Bill Assistance Program Benefits Mississippi Families

January 26th, 2022|News|

(Jackson, Miss.) – Thousands of Mississippians won’t have to worry about providing water to their families through a new program from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) has received $13 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to help income-eligible residents maintain access to drinking water and wastewater services through the end of September 2023. This important resource provides financial assistance to eligible households in managing costs associated with: Water bills Wastewater/sewer bills Stormwater fees Groundwater fees Reconnection fees Late fees Lien removal fees (water-related) LIHWAP is available for individuals [...]

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