The purpose of this message is to provide a robust overview of the following SSBG Focus Reports (Day Care-Children, Vulnerable and Elderly Adults, and Child Welfare/Youth at Risk for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.
This focus report provides an analysis of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) expenditures for and recipients of the SSBG High Level Service Area (HLSA) of Child Welfare/Youth at Risk in federal fiscal year (FY) 2015. These services seek to improve the health, wellbeing, and permanency of children, youth, and their families.
This focus report will examine states’ use of allowable transfers of funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant to their Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) programs.
The TANF block grant law provides that states may transfer up to 10 percent of their TANF grant to the SSBG.1 Funds transferred from TANF to SSBG are to be used only for programs or services to children or their families whose income is less than 200 percent of the income poverty guideline applicable to a family of the size involved (as defined and revised annually by the Office of Management and Budget).