As of February 1st, the maximum cash grant for the Minnesota Family Investment Program increased for the first time since 1986. MFIP provides temporary income support and employment services to families with children experiencing poverty. The increase which was approved by the 2019 Minnesota Legislature, is aimed at helping these families as they move toward work, stability and self-sufficiency. MFIP serves more than 29,000 families per month, and 72% of individuals accessing the program are children. More than 50% of families are able to leave the program in less than a year. Most families accessing MFIP will begin seeing an increase in their cash assistance beginning this month. The maximum increase is $100 per month.