Financial Assistance Services

Public Comments Requested: Clay County Social Services Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement

Clay County Social Services is in the process of developing the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement (BSA) for grant funds for CY 2022-2023.   The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) requires counties to notify the public and seek input on the use of these funds. Clay County has chosen to inform the public of the development of this Service Agreement via the county website and social media platforms.  A printed copy of the proposed plan may also be obtained upon request.

The purpose of the BSA is to provide DHS with information about services and strategies intended to meet program measures with the goal of increasing the economic stability of low income families on MFIP. The different sections of the BSA gather information about program strengths and service delivery gaps. The BSA will give a comprehensive assessment of current efforts, insight into what types of assistance are needed, and information on new strategies to better serve participants. 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.

The public review and comment period will end on October 13, 2021.  To review the Agreement click on the document link below:

CCAP Fund Plan (2022-2023) for citizen review

We ask that questions and comments concerning this plan be submitted in writing by sending an email to or by sending a letter to:


Rhonda Porter, Director
Clay County Social Services
715 11th Street North Suite 502
Moorhead, MN 56560


The Financial Assistance Division of the Clay County Social Services Department provides financial assistance through a variety of programs. Persons must fill out a formal application to have eligibility determined.


Applications can be completed online at Applications can be completed online at ApplyMN for SNAP (Food Stamps), child care assistance, Cash Assistance, and emergency assistance. Application for health insurance can be completed through

Persons must fill out a formal application in order to have eligibility determined for programs listed below.  

Economic Supports 

Health Care Programs