Minnesota Energy Assistance Program

The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home heating costs for low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes paying a high proportion of household income for home energy. Services include payment of energy bills, help with…

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

The Minnesota Family Investment Program, or MFIP, is the state's welfare reform program for low-income families with children. MFIP helps families move to work and focuses on helping families. It includes both cash and food assistance. When most families first apply…

Minnesota Head Start

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's…

Minnesota Medicaid

Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors and people with disabilities. In some states the program covers all low-income adults below a certain income level.Medical Assistance is Minnesota's…

Minnesota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps young families eat well and be healthy. WIC can help: Pregnant women learn about nutritious foods for a healthy pregnancy and birth. Support breastfeeding and help new moms meet their breastfeeding…

Minnesota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a county-run, state-supervised Federal program that helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. The program issues electronic food support benefits that…

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Minnesota's eligibility requirements.

Minnesota Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) uses energy conservation techniques to reduce the cost of home energy by an estimated percent. A primary priority for WAP projects is to correct health and safety hazards and potential life threatening…

MinnesotaCare

MinnesotaCare provides coverage to people who do not have access to affordable health insurance and have higher income levels than those eligible for Medicaid. The average monthly MinnesotaCare enrollment in fiscal year 2017 was more than 89,000. Most members pay a…

National School Breakfast and Lunch Program for Minnesota

The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program help schools provide nutritious meals to students each school day. These are U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that are administered by the Minnesota Department of Education. Participating…

Special Milk Program for Minnesota

The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and non-profit childcare institutions that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also…

Summer Food Service Program for Minnesota

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) serves nutritious meals at no charge to children in the summer when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. SFSP sites are located in many low-income areas throughout Minnesota and serve meals…

The Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP)

The Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP) is a county-administered, state funded program that assists people and families with low incomes to purchase food to better meet their nutritional needs. The program is not intended to supply all of a person or family's food…