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Public Comment Sought Social Services Block Grant Report For 2018

Baltimore, MD (September 13, 2017). The Department of Human Services  Draft Social Services Block Grant Report for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 is now available for review and comments at the DHS website located at  Click Here

Beginning in October 2017, Maryland anticipates receiving from the federal government approximately $29.4 million in Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds.  These funds, combined with other federal, state, and local funding, will provide a wide range of social services for Maryland residents.  Some of the services provided by this funding include Adoption, Adult Protective Services, Foster Care, In-Home Aide Services, Intensive Family Services, and Services to Families with Children.

Federal law requires the Department to produce the SSBG report to explain program eligibility, the number of people served, the amount of funds spent, and the way service is provided.  Comments and questions regarding the plan or its availability are due by September 30, 2017 and should be addressed to:

Rebecca Jones Gaston, MSW
Executive Director
311 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
rebecca.jonesgaston@maryland.gov

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