Social Services Block Grant Pre-Expenditure Report - FY 2010
State of Illinois
Department of Human Services
Pat Quinn, Governor
Carol L. Adams. Ph.D., Secretary
Social Services Block Grant Pre-Expenditure Report
State Fiscal Year July 2009 - June 2010
As the administrator for the distribution of Social Services Block Grant funds, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is charged with the responsibility of identifying and filling gaps in the social service continuum of the State of Illinois. This daunting task of addressing the needs of the diverse populations of this State is accomplished by engendering a spirit of cooperation between the service provider community, partnering State agencies and the Department. While the Department of Human Services administers large programs dedicated to serving significant populations of customers, the task of filling in the "gaps" which may be caused by need, eligibility factors, federal regulations or lack of a funding source, falls to the bureau which maintains experience and expertise necessary to administer the SSBG, the Bureau of Title XX Social Services. By considering the needs of the individuals, groups or communities, the Bureau of Title XX has demonstrated the ability to strategically target populations and provide needed services to persons who otherwise would not be served or under served customers.
Funds are allocated to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Territories of Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Each fiscal year, States receive an allocation of SSBG funds based on population. Illinois allocation is approximately 4% of the total 1.7 billion in SSBG funds that are awarded to States.
For State Fiscal Year 2010, the Illinois allocation is $72,035,420. Approximately 120,000 persons are projected to be served with this funding.