RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking publiccomment on the proposed Social Services Block Grant Plan, which outlines how $76 million infederal Social Services Block Grant funds will be spent in North Carolina for the 2021-2022state fiscal year. The Social Services Block Grant is the major source of federal funding forseveral programs, including adoption, counseling, adult day care and foster care, protectiveservices for adults, housing and residential treatment. Other uses may include child care forindividuals involved in child welfare cases, community-based services for adults who areelderly and/or have a disability, mental health services, transportation and other humanservices programs.
Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the written plan will be available for review online at thefollowing websites:
Comments on the report must be submitted in writing no later than Monday, October 18, 2021 byone of the following methods:
Mail: Re: SSBG Plan Comments
Susan G. OsborneAssistant Secretary for County Support2420 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699-2420
Fax: (919) 334-1018
Public Hearing: Also due to COVID-19, NCDHHS will hold the public hearing via onlinewebinar and conference call. Hearing for comments on the report will be held on Monday, Oct.18, 2021 at 1 p.m. To participate in the online webinar, please register athttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5586009869365717262.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining thewebinar. The email will also contain a conference line should attendees prefer to call into thepublic hearing.