Social Services Block Grant Pre-Expenditure Reports

Department of Children and Families

On October 1, 1981, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services established the Title XX - Social Services Block Grant, as one of the seven block grant programs authorized by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (P.L. 97-35). The Social Services Block Grant is intended to consolidate Federal assistance to states for social services into a single grant, increase State flexibility in using social service funds, and encourage each state to furnish services directed toward the goal of reducing abuse and neglect, and increasing self-sufficiency and improvements in care. The State has continued to receive Block Grant funds on an annual basis for over thirty years. Each year the State must submit a pre-expenditure report regarding the intended uses of Social Services Block Grant funds. The report must provide information on the types of activities to be supported and categories.

DCF has published and made available the pre-expenditure reports for FY 2009 - 2013 (available here). We have also included the report for FY 2018 below. The reports for 2014 - 2017 are unavailable.