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SSBG IM 03-2008 SSBG Appropriation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Published: December 26, 2007
Social Services Block Grants (SSBG)
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Information Memorandums (IM)


 Information Memorandum
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Community Services
Division of State Assistance
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington , D.C. 20447

Transmittal No. 03-2008


TO:                    Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) State Officials and State Program Contacts

SUBJECT:         SSBG Appropriation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

PURPOSE:        To Share with States Final State Allocations for FY 2008

On December 26, 2007, the President signed H.R. 2764, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008.  The bill provides that the Social Services Block Grant will be funded for $1.7 billion for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2008.  A table is attached for your reference with State allotments for FFY 2008 based on a total appropriated funding amount of $1.7 billion. 

Funds are allocated in proportion to each State’s population using the available population data from the Bureau of the Census as of the start of any given federal fiscal year which for FFY 2008 was October 1, 2007.  The FFY 2008 SSBG State allocations are based on the table, Population –Total Residents – Annual Estimates of the United States and Puerto Rico (NST-EST 2006-01), Population Division, Bureau of the Census, released December 22, 2006.  For the Territories, the table, Census 2000 P1 SF, was used. The FFY 2008 SSBG Terms and Conditions are also attached for your use.

Please address inquiries to
            Marsha Werner
            Social Services Program Specialist
            Office of Community Services
            U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
            370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW
            Washington, DC 20447
            Telephone:  (202) 401-5281
            Fax:  (202) 401-5718
            Email: Marsha.Werner@acf.hhs.gov

Josephine B. Robinson
Office of Community Services