Social Services Block Grant
A public hearing to offer comments on Tennessee’s Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) application has been scheduled for August 19, 2022. The SSBG plan can be found here: website. Public Comments can additionally be submitted through August 26, 2022, via email to Renee.Bouchillon@tn.gov or by phone at 615-478-2756. For more details on the public hearing, please visit: https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/events/2022/8/19/in-person---online-public-hearing-scheduled-for-social-service-block-grant-application.html.
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 Robin DeYoung by phone at (615) 532-6250 or by email at SSBG.DHS@tn.gov for additional information.