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Public Comment Sought For Social Services Block Grant Plan

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 for the FY20-21 state fiscal year. 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. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the written plan will be available for review online, July 15 – 27, 2020, at the following websites:

Comments on the report must be submitted in writing no later than July 27, 2020 by one of the following methods:

  • Mail: Re: SSBG Plan Comments
  • Susan G. Osborne
  • Assistant Secretary for County Support
  • 2420 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-2420
  • Email:
  • Fax: (919) 334-1052
  • Public Hearing: Also due to COVID-19, North Carolina DHHS will hold the public hearing via online webinar and conference call. Hearing for comments on the report will be held on July 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT.

To participate in the online webinar, please register at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Conference Call number: 919-662-4657

Please see attachments for more information.

Table: News Item Documents
File NameSizeTypeDate & Time Added
Public Notice 119 KB 07/17/2020 3:41 PM
Plan 20 MB 07/17/2020 3:41 PM