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SSBG IM #01-2015 Hurricane Sandy Revision of Project Period and Reporting

Published: June 12, 2015
Social Services Block Grants (SSBG)
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Information Memorandums (IM)

The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 [Public Law (P.L.) 113-2] was signed into law on January 29, 2013, providing $500 million in additional funds to the SSBG program to address necessary expenses resulting from Hurricane Sandy (“Hurricane Sandy SSBG Supplemental Funds”), including social, health, and mental health services for individuals, and for repair, renovation and rebuilding of health care facilities (including mental health facilities), child care facilities, and other social services facilities.  Under the sequestration actions authorized under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 2012 and triggered by the Budget Control Act of 2011 [P. L. 112-25], these appropriations are subject to a budget sequestration of 5.1 percent. Therefore, the total amount available for distribution to States is $474.5 million.

Last Reviewed: July 31, 2019