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: 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
  • SSBG IM 03-2014 Application for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Based on the Availiability of Funds

    Published: July 16, 2014
    Each State is responsible for designing and implementing its own SSBG program, within very broad Federal guidelines.  States must administer their SSBG program
  • Hurricane Sandy Grant and Contract Vulnerabilities

    Published: May 15, 2014
    Inspector General Daniel Levinson and OIG senior staff discuss OIG's work on grant and contract vulnerabilities and how it relates to Hurricane Sandy funding.
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