Online Public Hearing Scheduled for Social Service Block Grant Application

Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 11:11am

WHAT:                A public hearing to offer comments on Tennessee’s Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) application has been scheduled for August 10, 2021. The SSBG plan can be found on the DHS website.

WHEN:               10:30 A.M. (CDT)
                              August 10, 2021

WHERE:              Online through Webex
                          Meeting number (access code): 1800 89 1171
                              Meeting password: BYkpBPZY469

By phone
Meeting number: 1800 89 1171

Video system or application
Or dial and enter meeting number: 1800 89 1171


Public Comments can additionally be submitted through August 17, 2021 via email to or by phone at 615-532-1605.  

SSBG is 100 percent federally funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The program is 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.

Individuals must apply for the program through their local agency.  Contact information is available here.

Learn more about the Tennessee Department of Human Services.