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MFIP/DWP employment service provider information

Find information and supports for contracted employment service providers who work with eligible county residents to build pathways to sustainable careers and economic self-sufficiency.

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Education program for Somalis enrolled in MFIP

The Somali Success School (1545 E Lake Street, Minneapolis) is designed to increase the literacy, math, living skills and wage potential of local Somalis enrolled in MFIP. For more information or to refer, call Bobette Beckford or Abdinur Ali at (612) 338-3153.


Refugee Employment Services

Refugee Employment Services helps refugees locate job openings, identify child care, fill out job applications, and use public transportation. Eligible refugees are those who’ve arrived in the U.S. within the last five years.

Visit DHS refugee programs

Tree Trust youth work program

The Tree Trust TANF Supported Work program allows people between 14 and 24 to gain paid work experience while working outdoors on community improvement projects or indoors at local businesses, schools, and nonprofits.

Online referral form

Interpreter and translator assistance


Parenting for the Future offers parenting skills and social and community supports for parents with cognitive challenges and at least one child under age five.

Social Security and disability

Change HealthCare (formerly Chamberlin Edmonds) provides advocacy for clients who apply for federal SSI.

For DHS forms, go to the Department of Human Service (DHS) eDOCs website and search the form by entering the form number. Visit eDocs.

Overview requirements

  • MFIP overview topic checklist (July 2020) (PDF)
  • Notice of requirement to attend MFIP Overview (DHS-2929) eDocs
  • Employment services responsibilities, rights and content (DHS-3172) eDocs
  • Education and training in MFIP (DHS-3366) eDocs
  • Do you have a disability? ADA (DHS-4133) eDocs
  • Domestic violence information (DHS-3477) eDocs
  • Do you need help paying for child care? (DHS-3551) eDocs


Case management



  • DWP/MFIP self employment business plan, DHS-6200. eDocs
  • Self-employment report form, DHS-3336. eDocs

ESP program monitoring

Interpreters and limited English proficiency

MFIP 48-60 month transition period



Unpaid work experience

Minnesota Family Investment Program and Diversionary Work Program child care forms are listed below.



Go to the Department of Human Services' (DHS) e-Docs site and search for the form by entering the DHS form number.

  • Authorization for release of information about residence and shelter expenses, DHS 2952. eDocs
  • Change report form, DHS 4794. eDocs
  • Child care addendum, DHS 5223D. eDocs
  • Child care assistance re-determination, DHS 5274. eDocs
  • Child care assistance bi-weekly sliding fee schedule, DHS-6413 eDocs
  • Child care center employer responsibilities DHS-3914A eDocs
  • Child care center employee rights and responsibilities DHS-3941B eDocs
  • Client statement of good cause, DHS 2338. eDocs
  • Do you need help paying for child care?, DHS 3551. eDocs
  • Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program application, DHS 3550. eDocs
  • Parent acknowledgement when choosing a legal unlicensed provider, DHS 5367. eDocs
  • Parent request for in-home child care, DHS 6475. eDocs
  • Referral to support and collections, DHS 3163B. eDocs
  • Reporting responsibilities for CCAP families, DHS-6953. eDocs

Resources and reference

Additional information

Accessing computer systems for MFIP providers

Password resets

To change passwords for ECF, MEC 2 or Workforce One, please contact the Hennepin County Enterprise service desk at 612-348-6662. The service desk handles all password resets. Please be sure to include all of the information listed below:

  • Your name
  • Your agency name
  • Your phone number
  • Your email address
  • Your logon ID (EG#, WF#, TE#)
  • Name of system for which you need the password reset
  • Whether or not you remember your password. You do not need to tell them the password; some systems allow the password to be reset without changing it.

SMI password problems

If you have not received your SMI password from DHS, here is a temporary work around that will allow most of you to access ECF with limited functionality. Users can bypass SMI by logging into SMI Down Mode. In this mode, you will be able to view documents in person and case folders. A tutorial is attached on how to sign into SMI Down Mode and search for cases/persons while working in SMI Down Mode. If you currently have access to ECF in its full capacity (able to log into both sign in screens) please disregard this tutorial. Learn more with this tutorial (PDF).

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