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Social Services Block Grant

Social Services Block Grant
OFFICE: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Status: Closed

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is now accepting proposals for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) program to assist residential domestic violence programs in providing emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their dependents. Allowable expenses include:

  • Maintaining residential services and adequately meeting the needs of survivors in crisis, as well as those of their dependents.
  • Following best practice standards in the maintenance of domestic violence shelter facilities.
  • Providing access to emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence.

Priority will be given to non-profit private organizations that, as their primary purpose, operate shelters or provide counseling, advocacy, and self-help services to victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and their dependents. Public social service entities, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental organizations that provide residential services to victims of domestic and family violence may apply for funding. If selected, SSBG grantees must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services and adhere to all the requirements outlined in the request for proposal.