FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Contact: The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Office of Communications Danny Blanton, (601) 359-4612, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Vanessa C. Lowe, (601) 359-4183, email@example.com 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 [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Contact: The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Office of Communications Danny Blanton, (601) 359-4612, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Vanessa C. Lowe, (601) 359-4183, email@example.com 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 [...]
(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) [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Effective July 1, 2019: Persons with a felony drug conviction are no longer banned from receiving SNAP benefits, if otherwise eligible. Convicted drug felons who are currently a part of a SNAP household, will be automatically added to the SNAP benefit. Those households, without other changes, will receive an increase in benefits for the month [...]