Department of Human Resources Releases Draft Social Services Block Grant Report for 2014

Baltimore, MD (September 19, 2014) – The Department of Human Resources Draft Social Services Block Grant Report for the period October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 is now available for review and comments. You can view the document by clicking here. Or you can navigate to it from the DHR website by visiting http://www.dhr.maryland.gov/?page_id=2856, clicking on the Central Folder, and then searching for the “State of Maryland Social Services Block Grant”.

Beginning in October 2014, 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, 2014 and should be addressed to:

Deborah Ramelmeier
Acting Executive Director
Social Services Administration
Department of Human Resources
311 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


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