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

Announcements and News

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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 [...]

108, 2019

MDHS Celebrates August as Child Support Awareness Month

August 1st, 2019|

For Immediate Release 7/31/19   Annually, the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) celebrates August as Child Support Awareness Month and it is now that time of year again! The Child Support Program strives to promote parental accountability so that children in Mississippi receive reliable financial support from both parents. Currently, MDHS serves more than 390,000 children through the Child Support Program. Local child support offices will celebrate Child Support Awareness month during the week of August 19-23. Please stop by a local office for information about the program! For office locations, https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/information-resources/contact/. “MDHS continues to improve performance [...]

807, 2019

MDHS Executive Director Retires

July 8th, 2019|

Please join us as we extend best wishes and continued success to Executive Director John Davis, who is retiring after 28 years with MDHS. MDHS has benefited from his leadership and visionary approach. He has been an inspiration to many and will be greatly missed.   A note from Mr. John Davis: The long July 4th weekend has given many of us an opportunity to spend time with family and friends.  If you are like me, it has ​provided a time for reflection.  It has also given me time to make life-changing decisions.  Specifically, I have chosen to take the next [...]