- Beginning in February 2020, MFIP families will receive an additional $100/month - the first increase in 33 years.
- The provider tax used to fund health care for low income Minnesotans will remain in effect, with a reduction from 2% to 1.8%.
- Families experiencing homelessness will now be eligible for childcare assistance for up to three months as they look for employment and housing. Applications for child care assistance for these families will now be expedited, with an eligibility decision in 5 days.
- The time limit on use of the portability pool for families using the child care program is removed. Currently, if a family moves to a county with a waiting list, child care assistance can be terminated after 6 months.
- The Working Family Credit for low- and moderate-income families was expanded.
- Over the next two years, $450,000 will be available to nonprofits (for example, synagogues and mosques) for security measures to protect from terrorism.
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