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Magnolia State receives $20.5 million to help food stamp recipients

USDA awards $21.5 million to Mississippi Department of Human Services to help food stamp recipients. USDA awards $21.5 million to Mississippi Department of Human Services to help food stamp recipients.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Mississippi Department of Human Services has received $20.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help food stamp recipients

Mississippi is now a part of a pilot project funded by USDA. The project's mission is to help transition people off of food assistance and get them good jobs

“SNAP recipients, the welfare recipients are now under law required to either be working or in a workforce training program so we will be able to take this money and help 3,600 or so Mississippians go to a community college, be trained in a workforce so they can be independent,” said Governor Phil Bryant. “Every able-bodied Mississippian that are on the SNAP program now hopefully in the future will be working and this is a good way to get started.”

Governor Bryant said 38 states applied for the grant and Mississippi was one of ten that received it.  

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