Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)
Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds furnish social services to meet the needs of the residents of the County. Such services may be, but are not limited to: daycare for children or adults, protective services for children or adults, special services to persons with disabilities, adoption, case management, health-related services, transportation, foster care for children or adults, substance abuse, housing, home-delivered meals, independent/transitional living, employment services or any other social services found necessary.
Services funded by the SSBG as far as practicable are directed at one or more of five goals:
- Achieving or maintaining economic self-support to prevent, reduce or eliminate dependency;
- Achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency, including reduction or prevention of dependency;
- Preventing or remedying neglect, abuse or exploitation of children and adults unable to protect their own interest, or preserving, rehabilitating or reuniting families;
- Securing referral or admission for institutional care when other forms of care are not appropriate or providing services to individuals in institutions.
The Davis County SSBG program is administered by the Planning Department under the direction of the State of Utah. There is an annual competitive application process for agencies which provide services noted above. Funds are allocated annually by the County Commission for approved programs.