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
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
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
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
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
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