Get to know MFIP

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is the Minnesota’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. MFIP decreases financial barriers for over 35,000 working families in Minnesota by providing a number of benefits including food and income support.

Some highlights of the program include:

  • Working with a job counselor to create an employment plan
  • Support earning a high school diploma
  • Paying childcare costs for working recipients directly to providers
  • Income support
  • Food benefits

With summer approaching, Every Child Matters in Minnesota is lifting up working families who have to find full-day care and ensure their child gets food while trying to hold a job. Families should not be punished for working full-time and MFIP works to support families as they juggle work and care-giving responsibilities. We are grateful that Minnesota provides such supportive programs to residents and want to ensure that families who need MFIP know how to get involved!

If you or anyone you know is interested in MFIP please visit https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/economic-assistance/income/programs-and-services/mfip.jsp.

Below is a great video that overviews all Minnesota benefit programs.


To learn more about various federally funded supportive programs available to Minnesota families, visit https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/browse-by-state/state/164.