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SSBG Inforgraphic Hurricane Sandy Supplemental State Funding

Published: February 9, 2015
Social Services Block Grants (SSBG)
Grant Awards, Fact Sheet

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Sandy Social Services Block Grant

Hurricane Sandy supplemental Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funding supports state efforts to address social, 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 by the disaster.

$474.5 Million


Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island

Title Twenty, Social Security Act has Five Social Services Goals

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013: In addition to uses permitted by Title X of the Social Security Act, supplemental SSBG may be used for health services (including mental health), and for costs of renovating, repairing, or rebuilding health care facilities, or other social services facilities.

Connecticut is using Sandy SSBG funds to support its partnership with Yale University to provide case management, counseling, housing, and information and referral services to Sandy survivors through the Yale Mental Health for Mothers (MOMS) initiative.

Maryland used Sandy SSBG funds to support Camp Noah, a week-long day camp organized by the Somerset County Long Term Recovery Committee, to help more than 80 children who were impacted by the storm to process their feelings and provide them emotional support through play and recreation.

New Jersey used Sandy SSBG funds to develop the Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) to assist individuals/families with expenses for housing, current or past due utility payments and for the replacement of essential items such as furniture and appliances damaged by the disaster.

New York used Sandy SSBG funds to reimburse Hunger Prevention Nutrition Assistance Program expenditures (including community outreach and volunteer recruitment) related to increased demand for food relief during and following Hurricane Sandy.

Rhode Island used Sandy SSBG funds to provide information and referral services via United Way of Rhode Island 211.

Visit Hurricane Sandy Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Supplemental Funds for additional information.

Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
370 L’Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20447

Last Reviewed: June 25, 2019