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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 2017-2018 SSBG plan

DRAFT local funding recommendations and service intents for the 2018-2019 State of Arizona Social Services Block Grant Plan will updated in November and December 2017 for public comment. If you would like to comment on these upcoming recommendations, please submit them to Katharine Mitchell (

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Social Services Block Grant Meetings

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SSBG Agendas and Minutes


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