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SSBG Tool Pre-Expenditure Report

Published: February 23, 2015
Social Services Block Grants (SSBG)
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Tools


Before a State receives a SSBG allotment, it must submit an annual pre-expenditure report that describes how the State plans to administer its SSBG funds for the coming year.  This report must be submitted 30 days prior to the start of the fiscal year (June 1 if the State operates on a July-June fiscal year, or September 1 if the State operates on a Federal fiscal year).  States must report on the intended use of SSBG funds, including the types of activities (or services) to be supported, and the categories and characteristics of individuals to be served (such as children, adults 59 and younger, adults 60 and older, and the disabled) (42 U.S.C. §1397c).  While no specific format is required for the pre-expenditure report, States typically provide a narrative of the proposed activities and individuals to be served or a chart with this information by service area.  States are also required to submit a revised pre-expenditure report if the planned uses of SSBG funds change during the year.

Last Reviewed: June 10, 2019