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Public Hearing Set on Social Services Block Grant Application

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 04:05pm

WHAT:                 A public hearing to offer comments on Tennessee’s Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Application has been scheduled for August 15, 2018. The plan, needed to draw down federal SSBG funds, can be found on the DHS website at https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/human-services/documents/FY19_DRAFT_SSBG_Intended_%20Use_%20of_%20Funds_Plan.pdf

WHEN:                 11:00 A.M. (CDT)

                                Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WHERE:               TDHS State Office, Citizens Plaza Building

                                400 Deaderick Street, 2nd Floor/Cumberland River Board Room

                                Nashville, Tennessee 37243

MORE:                  SSBG is 100 percent federally funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The program, available in all 95 Tennessee    counties and administered through contracts with a network of nonprofit and government agencies provides funding for eligible citizens for various programs, including adult daycare and homemaker services.  Services are limited to low-income elderly and disabled adults.

                                Citizens must apply for the program through their local agency.  Find agency contact information at: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/human-services/documents/SSBG%20Agencies%20Contact%20List%204.3.18.pdf

Public Comments can be submitted through August 21, 2018 via email to Mamawah.L.Hill@tn.gov or by phone at 615-532-1605.  

Learn more about the Tennessee Department of Human Services at www.tn.gov/humanservices.