Social Services Block Grant Plan - June 3-17, 2019

Public comment is sought on the proposed Social Services Block Grant Plan, which outlines how $74 million in federal social services block grant funds will be spent in North Carolina in the coming state fiscal year. The public can comment at a hearing on June 17 at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Campus, or via mail, email and fax.
The Social Services Block Grant is the major source of federal funding for several programs, including: adoption, counseling, adult day care and foster care, protective services for adults, housing and residential treatment. Other uses may include child care for child welfare cases, community-based services for elderly and disabled adults, mental health services, transportation and other human services programs.
The General Assembly has proposed allocation of the funds for state fiscal year 2019-20.

The public hearing will be held Thursday, June 17, from 10-11 a.m. at the Division of Social Services, 820 S. Boylan Ave., McBryde Building, 1st Floor Conference Room 151, Dorothea Dix Campus, Raleigh, NC. The written plan will be available June 3-17 at the following locations:

  • All 100 county departments of social services
  • Online on the Division of Social Services' website
  • Division of Social Services, McBryde Building, Dorothea Dix Campus, 820 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Comments on the report must be submitted in writing no later than June 17 by one of the following methods:

  • Mail, postmarked no later than June 17, to:

          RE: SSBG Plan Comments
          Michael Becketts, Senior Director, Policy and Planning 
          NC Department of Health and Human Services
          2420 Mail Service Center
          Raleigh, NC 27699-2420