Laurie Gill
Cabinet Secretary

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The Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 is now available for public review.  During this time the Social Services Block Grant provided 6.3 million in funds for services to more than 9,428 eligible children and adults in South Dakota.

The Social Services Block Grant consolidates federal assistance to states for social services into a single grant.  The Social Services Block Grant, as outlined in the post-expenditure report, provided services to South Dakotans in six major service categories, including:

  • South Dakota's elderly received services in the area of Protective Services and Home-Based  services.
  • Services provided to children and families were Protective Services-Children, Foster Care Services, Residential Treatment and Adoption.

Block Grant Services were provided by direct social service staff and from public and private agencies under contract with the Department of Social Services.  Charges for some services provided are adjusted according to state median income guidelines.

A copy of the Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report is available at no charge by writing: SSBG Post-Expenditure Report, SD Department of Social Services, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2291.  Public Comment may be submitted to the Address listed above.  For more information call (605) 773-3586.