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 Contact Info State Officials & Program Contacts

    Published: February 25, 2015
    SSBG Grantees Who can apply Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds are awarded directly to States, not to individuals. States are fully
  • SSBG Legislation Uniform Definition of Services

    Published: January 1, 2009
    Uniform Definition of Services 1.Adoption Services Adoption services are those services or activities provided to assist in bringing about the
  • SSBG Q & As Hurricane Sandy Supplemental FY 2013

    Published: April 30, 2013
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Hurricane Sandy Supplemental 2013 The following document provides information in a question and
  • SSBG Fact Sheet

    Published: February 5, 2015
    PROGRAM NAME:                    SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (SSBG) Purpose:                                  To support social services directed towards
  • SSBG Hurricane Sandy IM #01-2013 Supplemental Funds

    Published: March 28, 2013
    This resource provides information to States regarding the distribution of Hurricane Sandy SSBG Supplemental Funds and provides guidance on allowable
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