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Human Services

Pima Association of Governments works with local governments, the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), community agencies and interested citizens in developing plans and recommendations for the allocation of federal Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and other federal, state and local funds for services that help people in need.

In particular, the funding for Human Services helps address the social services needs of children, youth at risk, families in crisis, low income individuals, homeless, elderly and persons with disabilities.

Approximately $1.5 million in SSBG funding is contracted by DES to local agencies to respond to the locally identified needs in the plan. The SSBG plan is adopted annually and amended as needed throughout the year. PAG works with member jurisdictions and local agencies to identify priority needs, explore options, establish goals and develop partnerships with interested stakeholders. A regional Social Services Planning Committee meets several times annually to coordinate regional responses to community needs.

PAG also prepares a Public Transit - Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan that identifies human services transportation needs, barriers to meeting those needs and recommends strategies to increase mobility options in the region. Three federal grant opportunities provide annual funding for implementing these strategies and specific projects identified by the Coordinated Transportation Plan: the 5310, 5316 and 5317 programs.

The Elderly/Mobility 5310 program assists nonprofit agencies in acquiring vehicles to transport elderly and disabled clients.

The Jobs Access and Reverse Commute (JARC)/5316 program assists in providing transportation services designed to transport low-income individuals to and from jobs and activities related to their employment.

The New Freedoms/5317 program provides funding for public transportation services and alternatives that improves mobility for individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information:
Patrick Hartley
Transportation Planner
Pima Association of Governments
1 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 401
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 792-1093
Fax: (520) 620-6981

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