Social Service Block Grant Application In Person & Online Public Hearing Scheduled

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Press Release –

WHAT:  A public hearing to offer comments on Tennessee’s Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) application has been scheduled for August 19, 2022. The SSBG plan can be found on the DHS website.

WHEN:  August 19, 2022 9:00 A.M. (CDT)  

WHERE:  In-Person: Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee Conference Room A

 Online: WebEX Event Number: 2319 521 6972

Event Password: This event requires registration. After your registration has been approved, you will receive instructions for joining the event.

To join this online event:

1. Go to https://tn.webex.com/tn/j.php?MTID=e485dc3573c14141cd4c31eaa6c415917 to register. On the day of the event, visit the link again to access the event.

2. Enter the event password: This event requires registration. After your registration has been approved, you will receive instructions for joining the event.

3. Click “Join Now”.

4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to join the teleconference.

To only join the audio conference: This event requires registration. After your registration has been approved, you will receive email instructions for joining the event, which includes instruction to call in.

Public Comments can additionally be submitted through August 26, 2022 via email to Renee.Bouchillon@tn.gov or by phone at 615-478-2756.  

SSBG is 100 percent federally funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The program is available in all 95 Tennessee counties and administered through contracts with a network of nonprofit and government agencies provides funding for eligible citizens for various programs, including adult daycare and homemaker services.  Services are limited to low-income elderly and disabled adults.

Individuals must apply for the program through their local agency.  Contact information is available here.

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