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MDHS Executive Director appointed to State Workforce Investment Board

2020-11-24T16:26:02+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – Governor Tate Reeves has appointed Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services to serve on the State Workforce Investment Board. The appointment is effective immediately and runs through January 2024. The mission of SWIB is to develop and implement a strategy to maximize the state’s education, [...]

MDHS Executive Director appointed to State Workforce Investment Board 2020-11-24T16:26:02+00:00

Due to Hurricane Zeta, Mississippi has been granted a waiver extending the time period for households in select counties receiving SNAP benefits to request replacement benefits.  

2020-11-24T16:18:25+00:00

Due to Hurricane Zeta, Mississippi has been granted a waiver extending the time period for households in select counties receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to request replacement benefits. SNAP households in the following counties may submit requests for benefit replacement due to food loss from Hurricane Zeta until November 30, 2020: Clarke, Forrest, [...]

Due to Hurricane Zeta, Mississippi has been granted a waiver extending the time period for households in select counties receiving SNAP benefits to request replacement benefits.   2020-11-24T16:18:25+00:00

MDHS holds series of Virtual Child Care Town Hall Meetings during November

2020-11-24T16:18:55+00:00

Child care providers will be able to voice their feedback and ideas about agency-funded services  (Jackson, Miss.) – Child care is a crucial support system for Mississippi, and the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Early Childhood Care and Development (DECCD) is committed to taking action to support child care programs and the families [...]

MDHS holds series of Virtual Child Care Town Hall Meetings during November 2020-11-24T16:18:55+00:00

MDHS retains CliftonLarsonAllen LLP to conduct forensic audit

2020-09-02T18:23:13+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has contracted with CliftonLarsonAllen LLC to conduct a forensic audit of the agency. The audit is a key pillar of Operation Restore Trust, a major initiative that Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson launched upon his appointment by Governor Tate Reeves to lead the agency [...]

MDHS retains CliftonLarsonAllen LLP to conduct forensic audit 2020-09-02T18:23:13+00:00

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Hinds County

2020-08-28T16:13:06+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – A Jackson, Miss. resident has been arrested for SNAP fraud following an investigation conducted by the Investigations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS). Investigators found that Alexis M. Brent received an over issuance of SNAP benefits in the amount of $17,840.00 due to Brent failing to disclose material facts [...]

SNAP Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Hinds County 2020-08-28T16:13:06+00:00

MDHS launches Online Food Purchase Program statewide for SNAP recipients

2020-09-01T16:47:01+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) –Mississippians in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households are now able to make online food purchases using their benefits. The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow online purchasing of food by SNAP households. After testing with the two nationally approved vendors, Amazon and [...]

MDHS launches Online Food Purchase Program statewide for SNAP recipients 2020-09-01T16:47:01+00:00

Groundbreaking scheduled for new water well for Leflore County Residents have been without water since July 2019

2020-08-26T13:59:00+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – A project that has been ongoing for more than a year is finally becoming a reality for citizens in Schlater, Mississippi in rural Leflore County. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, at 11 a.m. for a new water well to serve the community. The Mississippi Department of Human Services [...]

Groundbreaking scheduled for new water well for Leflore County Residents have been without water since July 2019 2020-08-26T13:59:00+00:00

Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Lowndes County

2020-08-25T16:36:58+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – An investigation conducted by the Investigations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS) has led to the indictment and arrest of a former employee in Lowndes County.   Former Clerical Support employee Deidra Norris is accused of stealing and activating SNAP EBT cards from individuals who were in a drug [...]

Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest in Lowndes County 2020-08-25T16:36:58+00:00

MDHS dedicates $47 million in CARES Act money to assist child care centers

2020-09-01T16:47:13+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – As part of the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package passed by Congress in March 2020, the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has dedicated $47 million to assist child care centers during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Child care providers were hit hard by the onset of the novel coronavirus, causing most centers [...]

MDHS dedicates $47 million in CARES Act money to assist child care centers 2020-09-01T16:47:13+00:00

MDHS, ECA, and MECIC supports providers, families with innovative training

2020-09-01T16:47:19+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – The State of Mississippi has not endured anything quite like the effects of the novel coronavirus in the last hundred years. The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) is helping child care providers and families navigate this unprecedented environment with coaching and training through partnerships with the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center, [...]

MDHS, ECA, and MECIC supports providers, families with innovative training 2020-09-01T16:47:19+00:00
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