Social Services Block Grant Program (SSBG)

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.

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  • SSBG IMs

    Published: October 20, 2014
    2014 SSBG IM 03-2014 Application for Fiscal Year FY 2015 Based on the Availiability of Funds SSBG IM 01-2014 Hurricane Sandy Reporting Supplemental Fund
  • Fiscal Year 2014 SSBG Allocations

    Published: October 6, 2014
    The purpose of this message is to provide you with an update on the first through fourth quarter allocations of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds for
  • SSBG Contact Info State Officials & Program Contacts

    Published: September 30, 2014
    SSBG Grantees Who can apply Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds are awarded directly to States, not to individuals. States are fully
  • SSBG Fact Sheet

    Published: September 17, 2014
    PROGRAM NAME:                    SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (SSBG) Purpose:                                  To support social services directed towards
  • SSBG Certifications

    Published: August 25, 2014
    Certifications Certification Regarding Lobbying Debarment Certification Drug-free Certification Environmental Tobacco Smoke
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