VT Agency of Human Services

Public Hearing for Agency of Human Services Block Grants and State Plans

This public hearing is held as an open forum to receive comments on Vermont’s proposed use and distribution of federal block grant

funds for federal fiscal year 2019 (10/1/2018 - 09/30/2019).

 

If you plan to attend in person, please email AHS-COCAP@vermont.gov to be

added to the roster with the Waterbury State Office Complex Security. Note

that a photo ID is required to enter the State Complex.

 

If you have any questions, or wish to attend this meeting through conference

call, please contact AHS-COCAP@vermont.gov or Brittany Ouellette at

802-241-0448.

 

The public hearing includes the following block grants and state plans:

Social Services Block Grant - States provide essential social services that

help achieve a myriad of goals to reduce dependency and promote

self-sufficiency; protect children and adults from neglect, abuse and

exploitation; and help individuals who are unable to take care of themselves

to stay in their homes or to find the best institutional arrangements.

Funding is received by the Agency of Human Services Central Office,

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Department for

Children and Families, Vermont Department of Health, and the Department of

Mental Health.

Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant – Addresses the

health services needs within a state for the target population of mothers,

infants and children, which includes children with special health care needs

(CSHCN), and their families. Funding is received by the Vermont Department of

Health.

Preventative Health and Health Services Block Grant - Addresses State’s

unique public health needs in innovative and locally defined ways. This

program gives grantees the flexibility to use funds to respond rapidly to

emerging health issues and to fill funding gaps in programs that deal with

leading causes of death and disability. Funding is received by the Vermont

Department of Health.

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant - The purpose of the grant is to

help build and support the community-based public mental health system for

adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children with severe emotional

disturbance (SED). Funding is received by the Department of Mental Health.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant – The program’s

objective is to help plan, implement, and evaluate activities that prevent

and treat substance abuse. Funding is received by the Vermont Department of

Health.

Community Services Block Grant - Provides funds to alleviate the causes and

conditions of poverty in communities. Funding is received by the Department

for Children and Families.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Helps keep families safe and

healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Federal

assistance helps manage costs associated with: home energy bills, energy

crises, and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs. Funding is

received by the Department for Children and Families.

Title III of the Older Americans Act State Plan – Provides funds to support

community-based and in-house services for older adults. Funding is received

by the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.

Title IV-B Child Welfare Services State Plan - Addresses the provision of

child welfare services that can be used for prevention of and response to

child abuse and neglect. Funding is received by the Department for Children

and Families.

Developmental Disabilities State Plan - Identifies the most pressing needs of

people with developmental disabilities in their state or territory. Councils

are committed to advancing public policy and systems change that help these

individuals gain more control over their lives. Funding is received by the

Agency of Human Services Central Office.

Waterbury State Office Complex

Cherry B Conference Room

Second Floor in Atrium

280 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671

Event Type: 
Public Meetings
Event Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018: 9:30 am