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Public Hearing Set on Social Service Block Grant Application

Thursday, August 01, 2019 | 11:28am

NASHVILLE – A public hearing to offer comments on Tennessee’s Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Application has been scheduled for August 15, 2019. The plan, needed to draw down federal SSBG funds, can be found on the DHS website at

WHEN: 10:30 A.M. (CDT), Thursday, August 15, 2019

WHERE: TDHS State Office Polk Plaza Building, 505 Deaderick Street, Franklin Training Room 16th Floor, 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:

Public Comments can be submitted through August 21, 2019 via email to or by phone at 615-532-1605.  

Learn more about the Tennessee Department of Human Services at   


CONTACT:  Sky Arnold
OFFICE:  615-313-5551