Under Minnesota Statutes, section 256J.626, subdivision 4, counties, consortia, and nation/tribes are required to submit a Biennial Service Agreement (BSA) to be approved by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to receive consolidated funds for the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP).
The purpose of the Biennial Service Agreement is to provide DHS with information about the services and strategies intended to meet program measure with the goal of increasing the economic stability of low income families on MFIP. We want to ensure that people served through MFIP are equipped to obtain and sustain gainful employment that will ultimately lead to greater self-sufficiency. You can read MNPrairie's MFIP biennial service agreement by clicking here.
The law requires that the county and nation/tribe must allow a period of at least 30 days for public comments on the contents of the agreement. When completing the Biennial Service Agreement, counties and nation/tribes must address the above requirements in their planning process and ensure that enough time is given for public input and comments.
Please direct any questions or comments via email to Cathy Skogen
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