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Social Services Block Grant

Social Services Block Grant Program

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Funded by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) program works to assist residential domestic violence programs in providing emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their dependents. The goal of the program is to help offset the cost of certain operational expenses to include housing, food and other basic necessities in order to give domestic violence shelters more flexibility and the potential to expand services in other areas, based on their needs.

Allowable Costs

Funding is allocated to provide emergency shelter services in the form of overnights, congregate meals and transportation. “Shelter night” is considered a unit rate for the indirect and direct costs expended per night per client in the shelter facility.

Shelter/Bed Nights (Unit Rate of a maximum of $100/night/client): Grant recipients must use the funding to maintain domestic violence shelter facilities for the purpose of serving survivors and their dependents in need of emergency shelter by:

  • Maintaining residential services and adequately meeting the needs including food, clothing, transportation and shelter of survivors in crisis, as well as those of their dependents.

  • Following best practice standards in the operation of domestic violence shelter facilities.

  • Complying with Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) and Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment (DVPT) rules, regulations, and requirements in providing emergency shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence, including program confidentiality requirements.

Eligible Entities

Public social service entities, nonprofit organizations, and nongovernmental organizations that provide residential services to victims of domestic and family violence may apply for funding.

This is a reimbursement-based grant. If selected, SSBG subrecipients must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services, and must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal.

The award period for the current grant cycle is July 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022.

Projects should begin on July 1, 2022, and must be in operation no later than 60 days after this date. Failure to have the funded project operational within 60 days from July 1, 2022, will result in the termination of the grant and the de-obligation of all awarded funds.

All projects must conclude, and all funding obligations must be made no later than December 31, 2022. All outstanding expenses must be paid, and the Final Fiscal Report must be submitted via IntelliGrants within 30 days from December 31, 2022. Verification of payment for all expenses must be provided with the Final Fiscal Report.  Any expenses that have not been paid within 30 days after December 31, 2022, will not be reimbursed. Late Fiscal and Programmatic Reports will not be accepted.

The state will give special emphasis to the support of community-based projects of demonstrated effectiveness that are carried out by non-profit private organizations and that have as their primary purpose the operation of shelters for victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and their dependents; or provide counseling, advocacy, and self-help services to victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and their dependents.

  1. Total Agency Budget: If the applicant agency is a nonprofit organization or nongovernmental entity, please complete and upload a “Subgrantee Basic Budget (nonprofit Applicant budget form)”. Only the organizational tab will need to be completed. The form can be found on the ICJI website here. This does not apply to units of government.

  2. Sustainability Plan: Please attach a document detailing the applicant’s plan to maintain the program once the grant period expires.

  3. Timeline: Please attach a timeline for the completion of the project and/or expenditure of the grant funds.

  4. Letters of Endorsement: Please attach at least one letter of endorsement evidencing community support for the applicant’s SSBG program.

  5. Miscellaneous
    1. Completed and signed EEOP certification.
    2. If applicable, attach other requested information.

Pursuant to 2 C.F.R. Part 200, ICJI will review and score all grant applications as part of the competitive application process. The following areas will be assessed:

  • The completeness of the grant application;

  • Whether the grant application is within the purpose areas of the funding;

  • The applicant’s eligibility;

  • Whether the grant application, the applicant, and the project are in compliance with all federal and state laws, regulations, and rules;

  • Whether the proposed expenditures set forth in the project budget are allowable and allocable;

  • Any potential conflicts of interest;

  • Whether the applicant has any federal and/or state debt delinquency;

  • The applicant’s ability to successfully pass clearance checks from the Department of Revenue (DOR), Department of Workforce Development (DWD), and Secretary of State (SOS).

  • Any and all risk associated with granting funds to the applicant;

  • Whether the applicant is debarred or suspended by any federal or state department or agency; and

  • Whether the applicant maintains a current registration in SAM and has an active DUNS/UEI number.

All grant awards will be monitored by an ICJI Grant Manager and/or ICJI Compliance Monitoring team using a combination of desk reviews and site visits. Additionally, the Grant Manager will review all submitted reports for timeliness and accuracy. Delinquencies and report contents will be addressed as needed by ICJI staff. Late and repeated incorrect reports could disqualify subrecipients from future funding.

Reporting Requirements

Grant recipients are required to submit quarterly programmatic and fiscal reports through IntelliGrants. Program reports contain information related to the grant program’s performance measures. Fiscal reports contain financial information related to grant expenditures and claims for reimbursement of approved budget expenses, as well as adequate documentation of expenses and proof of payment.

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  • 2022 Awards

    Number of Awards: 26
    Total Amount Awarded: $500,000

    Organization

    County

    Award Amount

    YWCA Northeast Indiana

    Allen

    $32,200

    Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.

    Bartholomew

    $27,500

    A Better Way Services, Inc.

    Delaware

    $17,500

    Hope Springs Safe House, Inc.

    Fountain

    $13,800

    Sheltering Wings Center for Women

    Hendricks

    $19,700

    Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc.

    Howard

    $12,600

    North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center, Inc.

    Jasper

    $21,800

    Jennings County Council on Domestic Violence

    Jennings

    $6,500

    Kosciusko County Shelter for Abuse, Inc. DBA Beaman Home

    Kosciusko

    $17,400

    Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc.

    La Porte

    $13,100

    Haven House, Inc.

    Lake

    $18,500

    St. Jude House, Inc.

    Lake

    $16,400

    Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County

    Madison

    $27,300

    The Julian Center, Inc.

    Marion

    $35,000

    The Salvation Army

    Marion

    $11,500

    Middle Way House, Inc.

    Monroe

    $23,100

    Family Crisis Shelter

    Montgomery

    $21,800

    Desert Rose Foundation, Inc.

    Morgan

    $11,400

    The Caring Place

    Porter

    $8,300

    Safe Passage, Inc.

    Ripley

    $20,000

    YWCA North Central Indiana

    St. Joseph/Elkhart

    $36,000

    YWCA Greater Lafayette

    Tippecanoe

    $21,800

    Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Inc.

    Vanderburgh

    $23,500

    YWCA of Evansville, IN Inc.

    Vanderburgh

    $15,900

    Council on Domestic Abuse, Inc.

    Vigo

    $10,000

    Prisoner & Community Together, Inc.

    Washington

    $17,400

  • 2021 Awards

    Number of Awards: 28
    Total Amount Awarded: $500,000

    Organization

    County

    Award Amount

    YWCA Northeast Indiana

    Allen

    $29,500

    Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.

    Bartholomew

    $25,200

    A Better Way Services, Inc.

    Delaware

    $17,500

    Hope Springs Safe House, Inc.

    Fountain

    $12,700

    Family Service Society, Inc.

    Grant

    $20,000

    Sheltering Wings Center for Women

    Hendricks

    $18,100

    Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc.

    Howard

    $11,600

    North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center, Inc.

    Jasper

    $20,000

    Jennings County Council on Domestic Violence

    Jennings

    $6,000

    Kosciusko County Shelter for Abuse, Inc. DBA Beaman Home

    Kosciusko

    $16,000

    St. Jude House, Inc.

    Lake

    $15,000

    Haven House, Inc.

    Lake

    $17,000

    Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc.

    LaPorte

    $12,000

    Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County

    Madison

    $25,000

    The Julian Center, Inc.

    Marion

    $35,000

    The Salvation Army

    Marion

    $10,500

    Middle Way House, Inc.

    Monroe

    $21,200

    Family Crisis Shelter

    Montgomery

    $20,000

    Desert Rose Foundation, Inc.

    Morgan

    $10,500

    Prisoner & Community Together, Inc.

    Orange

    $16,000

    The Caring Place

    Porter

    $7,600

    Safe Passage, Inc.

    Ripley

    $20,000

    YWCA North Central Indiana

    St. Joseph/Elkhart

    $33,000

    YWCA Greater Lafayette

    Tippecanoe

    $20,000

    Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Inc.

    Vanderburgh

    $21,600

    YWCA of Evansville, IN, Inc.

    Vanderburgh

    $14,000

    Council on Domestic Abuse, Inc.

    Vigo

    $10,000

    Genesis of Richmond, Inc.

    Wayne

    $15,000

Technical Assistance

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the ICJI Helpdesk, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, except state holidays. ICJI is not responsible for technical issues with grant submission within 48 hours of grant deadline.

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