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MDHS Receives $24 Million from CARES Act for Rent/Mortgage Assistance and LIHEAP

2020-09-04T15:33:41+00:00

Many Mississippi families who were already struggling to make ends meet before the pandemic have been adversely impacted as businesses have closed, laid off workers or reduced the number of their employees in response to economic shifts brought on by the pandemic. Many are wondering how they will pay their rent and utility bills. Thanks [...]

MDHS Receives $24 Million from CARES Act for Rent/Mortgage Assistance and LIHEAP 2020-09-04T15:33:41+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

MDHS announces additional benefits for September

2020-09-01T16:45:52+00:00

In the continuing effort to assist households during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved Mississippi’s request to provide Emergency Allotments (supplements) for the month of September 2020 to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. For SNAP cases with a paid benefit for the month of September, emergency supplements will [...]

MDHS announces additional benefits for September 2020-09-01T16:45:52+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

SNAP Online Purchasing Guide

2020-09-01T16:46:13+00:00

SNAP Online Purchasing allows households to purchase food using SNAP benefits online. The online shopping and payment option is required to be secure, private, easy to use, and provide similar support to that found for SNAP transactions in a retail store. No, not all FNS approved retailers are authorized to accept EBT online. [...]

SNAP Online Purchasing Guide 2020-09-01T16:46:13+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