News and updates on the DHS efforts to assist low-income Minnesotans stay healthy and living productively.
By proclamation of Gov. Mark Dayton, May 2013 is Community Action Month, dedicated to enriching economic security for all Minnesotans. Across the state and nation, Community Action Agencies focus on sustaining effective actions to help low-income individuals and communities to overcome poverty and achieve economic security.
Mark Toogood, director of Transition to Economic Stability Division, was recently appointed to the board of directors for the National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS). In his position, Toogood will participate in four meetings per year to make planning, administrative, and business decisions for the organization and for each annual conference by planning the program, identifying workshops, and selecting speakers and presenters. He will also address issues of importance to research.
Minnesotans in need of health care, nutrition assistance, child care assistance and emergency assistance can now apply online through ApplyMN, applymn.dhs.mn.gov. This site allows Minnesotans to fill out a single application online for a majority of public assistance programs.