**The DSS Bridgeport Field Office is closed and will re-open on Monday, January 25, 2021.

**DSS Field Offices are now open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

**Field Offices and our telephone Benefits Center are closed on Wednesdays to allow our staff time to process applications, renewals and related work. Please visit www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices for full information about services at Field Offices, including interviews by appointment and Child Support services.

**24/7 access: Customers can access benefit and application information, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or our Client Information Line at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632) . More about 24/7 access options at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

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Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Allocation Plan – Federal Fiscal Year 2021

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 copy of the Proposed FFY 2021 SSBG Allocation Plan.

The committees of cognizance for the SSBG have scheduled an Informational Forum on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. regarding the SSBG allocation plan. To access the livestream of the virtual informational forum and committee meetings, please visit CT-N.com. The forum will also serve as the Department’s public hearing on this plan. Members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments. Comments should be emailed to the Committees in Word or PDF format as follows: Social Services: APPtestimony@cga.ct.gov and  HStestimony@cga.ct.gov.   Immediately following the informational forum, committee meetings will be held in accordance with CSG 4-28b to take action on the allocation plan.

The committee meetings will be conducted via Zoom. To access the livestream of the virtual informational forum and committee meetings, please visit CT-N.com