The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and the Children and Community Services Act (CCSA) require Minnesota counties to submit a two-year service agreement to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) in order to receive these funds. Several years ago, DHS combined the requirements for MFIP and CCSA funds into the single Biennial Service Agreement format.
Per DHS Bulletin #09-68-09, “[T]he primary purpose of the service agreement and the consolidated funding model is to achieve stated outcomes and work towards the goals of economic stability for poor families under MFIP and keeping children safe and improving their well-being under CCSA.”
Hennepin County’s MFIP Consolidated Fund plan is intended to describe the overall employment service needs of the MFIP population and identify our service strategies designed to meet those needs. The plan also outlines Hennepin County’s statutory obligations and how we will:
Hennepin’s Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD), which is responsible for the county’s MFIP program, will monitor the success of the county’s MFIP program in achieving Economic Stability for Poor Families by using the following specific performance measures:
Funding through the CCSA Consolidated Fund is designated to serve Hennepin County’s children, adolescents and other individuals in transition from childhood to adulthood; adults who experience dependency, abuse, neglect, poverty, disability, chronic health conditions; and the needs of racial and ethnic groups experiencing poor outcomes and disparities. Hennepin’s CCSA plan addresses the indicators and measures required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and describes our overall services needs and service strategies to meet the following needs:
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