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Wisconsin's Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)

The Department of Health Services (DHS) receives federal funding each year to support a wide array of local services for families and individuals with low incomes. This funding is managed by local departments of human services. Local services supported by the Social Services Block Grant (Title XX Block Grant) include:

  • Adoption services
  • Child and adult day care
  • Child and adult foster care services
  • Child and adult protective Services
  • Counseling services
  • Health-related services
  • Home-based services
  • Information and referral services
  • Prevention and intervention
  • Special services for individuals with disabilities
  • Transportation

Comments on the Social Services Block Grant

Federal law requires the Department to provide the public with an opportunity to review and provide comments on these proposed expenditures for 2023. Comments may be sent by fax, regular mail or on line before 12:00 pm on August 15, 2022.  View the 2023 SSBG Intended Use Plan - Draft.

U.S. mail:
Office of Policy Initiatives & Budget
PO Box 7850
Madison, WI 53707-7850



In addition, each of Wisconsin's 72 counties has a county board which makes decisions about how these federal funds are spent. These local budget documents are available upon request at local county departments of human services. Comments on these documents should also be sent to DHS using the U.S. mail, fax, or email listed above.

Last revised July 14, 2022