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Effective Nov 19, 2021: SNAP/TANF/POWER/GAC recertifications, SNAP Mid-Certifications/Interim Contacts, and Alliance and ICP Renewal due October, November, and December 2021 have either been waived or extended. Click here for more details. 

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Social Services and Community Services Block Grant

The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) provides federal financial assistance to states for the provision of services that are directed towards:

  • Assisting families and individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency
  • Preserving families and preventing institutionalization
  • Preventing or remedying neglect, abuse, or exploitation of children or adults


  • Adult protective services
  • Case management
  • Child care
  • Homemaker services
  • Protective services and foster care for children
  • Shelter services for individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness
  • Teen parent assessment and teen pregnancy prevention


To qualify for the SSBG you must be a resident of the District of Columbia. While eligibility criteria will be consistent with the requirements of each service or program, the primary criteria for participation in SSBG services or programs are based on each client’s level of need and residency.

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)


For More Information

Call (202) 299-2153 or visit the Family Services Administration at 64 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC  20002.