Hurricane Sandy Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Supplemental Funds

happy family making home sign on the hill with sunrise backgroundHurricane Sandy SSBG supplemental funding supports state efforts to address social services, health, and mental health services recovery needs of disaster survivors; and the repair, renovation and rebuilding of health care facilities (including mental health facilities), child care facilities, and other social services facilities damaged or destroyed by the disaster.

States must establish procedures for verifying that repair, renovation or rebuilding costs are not reimbursable through FEMA disaster assistance, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance.

Authority: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-2)

Grantees: Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode IslandA modified one way road sign indicating Disaster Recovery

SSBG Supplemental Funding Table

State SSBG Supplemental Funding
New York $235,434,600
New Jersey $226,794,105
Connecticut $10,569,192
Maryland $1,185,675
Rhode Island $516,428
TOTAL: $474,500,000

Deadline: States must obligate and expend Sandy SSBG supplemental funds by September 30, 2015.

Targeted Populations

All individuals and families targeted for services must be impacted by Hurricane Sandy and meet additional eligibility criteria established by the State for specific services included in the intended use plan. Hurricane Sandy SSBG Supplemental Funds are available for services directly related to Hurricane Sandy that fall within the goals of the SSBG program and services as outlined in Title XX of the Social Security Act, as amended [42 U.S.C. § 1397 et seq.].

State Intended Use Plans

Information Memorandum

Additional Resources

Last Reviewed: June 15, 2015