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09/18/2017

Connecticut Plans for the federal Social Services and Community Services Block Grants for Federal Fiscal Year 2018

The Social Services Block Grant and the Community Services Block Grant public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 beginning at 10am in room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT.

Social Services Block Grant Allocation Plan – Federal Fiscal Year 2018

The Social Services Block Grant is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its administrative agency, the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services.  The Connecticut Department of Social Services is designated as the principal state agency for the allocation and administration of the Block Grant within the State of Connecticut.  The block grant legislation gives the state significant discretion in providing a wide range of services. 

Please follow this link for a copy of the FFY 18 SSBG Allocation Plan

Community Services Block Grant Allocation Plan – Federal Fiscal Year 2018

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its administrative agency, the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services.  The Connecticut Department of Social Services is designated as the principal state agency for the allocation and administration of the block grant within the state of Connecticut.

There are currently ten Community Action Agencies (CAA) and one Limited Purpose Agency that qualify for CSBG funding in Connecticut.  Each CAA has a specified service area.  In Connecticut, CSBG funds are primarily used by CAAs to provide  planning  and  coordination,  organize  services,  encourage  innovative  and  effective approaches to addressing the causes of poverty, broadening the resource base for programs and services, and for core administrative expenses. 

Please follow this link for a copy of the FFY 18 CSBG Allocation Plan