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SSBG Hurricane Sandy IM # 01-2014 Reporting Supplemental Fund Expenditures and Recipients

Published: April 28, 2014
Social Services Block Grants (SSBG)
Information Memorandums (IM)

The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 [Public Law (P.L.)113-2] was signed into law on January 29, 2013, providing $500 million in additional funds to the SSBG program ("Hurricane Sandy SSBG Supplemental Ftmds") to address necessary expenses resulting from Hurricane Sandy, including social, health, and mental health services for individuals, and for repair, renovation and rebuilding of health care facilities (including mental health facilities),child care facilities, and other social services facilities. Under the sequestration actions authorized under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of2012 and triggered by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), these appropliations are subject to a budget sequestration of 5.1 percent. Therefore, the total an1ount available for distribution to States is $474.5 million.