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Social Services Block Grant

***SSBG Public Hearing***

A public hearing to discuss the FY20 Draft SSBG Intended Use of Funds Plan has been scheduled for Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. CDT. The meeting will take place in the James. K. Polk Building, Franklin Training Room on the 16th Floor.

Public comments can be submitted through August 21, 2019 via email to Mamawah.L.Hill@tn.gov or by phone at (615) 532-1605.

Click here to view the FY20 Draft SSBG Intended Use of Funds Plan


The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) program in Tennessee provides funding for the Adult Homemaker Services and the Adult Day Care services. Services are limited to low-income elderly or disabled adults who meet federal poverty guidelines or are referred by the DHS Adult Protective Services Program due to allegations of abuse or neglect.

Homemaker Services are limited in-home personal care services designed to allow participants to remain in their own residence and maintain independence. The Adult Day Care program provides limited Adult Day Care services in selected communities. Priority eligibility is given to protective service referrals. For information on Licensure standards for Adult Day Care programs, please contact the DHS office in your county.

The program is administered through contracts with an established network of local non-profit agencies and local governments, serving all 95 counties.

Services are limited to low-income elderly or disabled adults who meet federal poverty guidelines or are referred by the DHS Adult Protective Service program due to allegations of abuse or neglect.

Click here for the local agency serving your county.

Contact Robin DeYoung by phone at (615) 532-6250 or by email at Robin.DeYoung@tn.gov for additional information.

Attention SSBG ProvidersRequired SSBG training

 

FFY2020 Draft SSBG Federal Application