Social Services Block Grant
***Available for Review and Public Comment*** FY18 Draft SSBG Intended Use of Funds Plan Comments can be submitted to Mamawah Hill at Mamawah.L.Hill@tn.gov or (615) 532-1605. Details on the public hearing can be found here: http://www.tn.gov/humanservices/event/public-hearing-set-on-social-service-block-grant-application.
The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) program in Tennessee provides funding for the Adult Homemaker Services and the Adult Day Care services. Services are limited to low-income elderly or disabled adults who meet federal poverty guidelines or are referred by the DHS Adult Protective Services Program due to allegations of abuse or neglect.
Homemaker Services are limited in-home personal care services designed to allow participants to remain in their own residence and maintain independence. The Adult Day Care program provides limited Adult Day Care services in selected communities. Priority eligibility is given to protective service referrals. For information on Licensure standards for Adult Day Care programs, please contact the DHS office in your county.
The program is administered through contracts with an established network of local non-profit agencies and local governments, serving all 95 counties.
Services are limited to low-income elderly or disabled adults who meet federal poverty guidelines or are referred by the DHS Adult Protective Service program due to allegations of abuse or neglect.
Contact Mamawah Hill by phone at (615) 532-1605 or by email at Mamawah.L.Hill@tn.gov for additional information.