HHS – Social Services Block Grant Program (2014)

Description:

Social Services Block Grants (SSBG) enables each state or territory to meet the needs of its residents through locally relevant social services. SSBGs support programs that allow communities to achieve or maintain economic self-sufficiency to prevent, reduce or eliminate dependency on social services.

SSBGs fund a variety of initiatives for children and adults including:

  • Daycare
  • Protective services
  • Special services to persons with disabilities
  • Adoption
  • Case management
  • Health related services
  • Transportation
  • Foster care
  • Substance abuse
  • Housing
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Independent/transitional living
  • Employment services

Each state determines which services to provide and who is eligible to receive these services. SSBG funds are allocated to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territories of Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Funding Title: Social Services Block Grant Program

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Instrument Type:  Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but legal aid that provides the above services are eligible.

Target Population: Residents

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply:  Contact your state’s administrator. You do not apply to the federal government, but to your individual state/territory. To find the administrator, contact:

Federal Contact: Division of State Assistance

Office of Community Services

370 L’Enfant Plaza Promenade, SW,

Washington, DC 20447

ssbg@acf.hhs.gov

SSBG Staff Assignments by Region

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,577,600,000

Eligible Applicants: State governments. Every state is eligible for funds and is already receiving funds. States determine the eligibility of programs within that state.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds: See http://archive.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/ssbg/index.html#guidance

Link to Full Information: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/programs/ssbg

Contact Information:

Federal Contact: Division of State Assistance

Office of Community Services

370 L’Enfant Plaza Promenade, SW,

Washington, DC 20447

ssbg@acf.hhs.gov

SSBG Staff Assignments by Region

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Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Government Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Subgrant Possibilities

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