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Social Services Block Grant Planning

Each year the PAG region completes and adopts a Title XX plan to allocate Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds. Approximately $1.2 million to $1.6 million is made available annually for locally planned human services. A regional Social Services Planning Committee works closely with the following working groups to identify needs and make recommendations to the PAG Regional Council on annual allocations: Children, Youth and Families; Developmental Disabilities; Aging and Adults; Employment and Rehabilitation Services; and Quality of Life services. These recommendations include services for homeless adults and children, employment or guidance counseling, home care programs, and services for developmentally delayed children and disabled adults.

The Department of Economic Security prepares the state SSBG plan that includes both the allocation of the state portion of the SSBG grant and all of the locally prepared regional plans. The State SSBG plan is submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for approval in the fall of each year. Arizona receives approximately $33 million annually to provide social services in both urban and rural areas of the state.

Review and Comment on the FY 2015-2016 SSBG plan

DRAFT local funding recommendations and service intents for the 2015-2016 State of Arizona Social Services Block Grant Plan are now available for comment.  If you would like to comment on these recommendations, please submit to Patrick Hartley ( by Monday, January 19th, 2015.

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Social Services Block Grant Meetings

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SSBG Agendas and Minutes

Plan Information

The PAG region’s Social Service Block Grant funding recommendations are now available for comment.  If you would like to make a comment on the recommendations, please submit it to Patrick Hartley at



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