SSBG DCL -2021-06 SSBG Personal Update FY 2021

Publication Date: October 6, 2021

Social Services Block Grant

Dear Colleague Letter

DCL#:                                SSBG-DCL-2021-06

DATE:                               October 5, 2021

TO:                                    Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Recipients

SUBJECT:                       SSBG Personnel Update


Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to inform you that effective October 8, 2021, Lynwood McDaniel Jr., Social Services Program Specialist in the Division of Social Services (DSS), Office of Community Services (OCS),will assume a new opportunity with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development.

Effective October 8, 2021, Dr. Yolanda J. Butler, Senior Advisor in the Office of the Director, OCS, will have key technical responsibility and authority for planning, implementing, operating, and managing the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) program and related activities including the SSBG Consolidated Block Grant. Visit the OCS leadership page for Dr. Butler’s full bio.

All SSBG matters should be directed to Dr. Butler at (202) 401-5591, or J. Janelle George, Deputy Director for OCS, will remain in the position as Acting DSS Director.

Thank you for your attention to these matters. OCS looks forward to continuing to provide high-quality services to OCS grantees.


J. Janelle George
Deputy Director
Office of Community Services