Pennsylvania Counties Line Up For New State Block Grant Program

The Corbett administration’s plan to allow counties to use a new block grant to pay for such key social services as drug and alcohol treatment and intellectual disabilities programs was one of the most contentious proposals of this year’s budget debate.

But with the money now up for grabs, county officials have apparently gotten over their reservations.  Officials in 30 of the state’s 67 counties have applied for 20 available spots in the new block grant program.  And funding recipients are set to be announced next month, the state Department of Public Welfare said this week.

Counties have “repeatedly asked for greater flexibility in human services funding” and the new program delivers it, Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander said in a statement. County governments had until Aug. 17 to apply for the funding.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-pa-county-human-services-20120824,0,3466616.story

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  1. Pingback: “Four NEPA counties seek human services block grant” | Pennsylvania Mental Health Issues

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