The Office of Children and Family Services announced that funding is available under the Federal Social Services Block Grant for health and human service providers impacted by Superstorm Sandy. In total, $200,034,600 in federal Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant (Sandy SSBG) funding will be distributed through a solicitation for proposals. Sandy SSBG resources are dedicated to covering necessary expenses resulting from Superstorm Sandy, including social, health and mental health services for individuals, and for repair, renovation and rebuilding of health care facilities, mental hygiene facilities, child care facilities and other social services facilities.
New York will allocate Sandy SSBG funding to address four Focus Areas:
1. Repair, renovation and rebuilding;
2. Uncompensated operational costs, including provision of critical services during/after Superstorm Sandy;
3. Ongoing support and social services for those impacted by Superstorm Sandy; and
4. Flexibility to ensure that additional eligible social service needs resulting from Superstorm Sandy can be addressed.
Application due date August 30, 2013 at 3pm. The request for proposals is available here.
Inquiries can be made to:
Management Specialist 3
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Bureau of Contract Management
52 Washington Street
South bldg. Rm.202
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Or via email to SandySSBG.Solicitation@ocfs.ny.gov with SSBG in the subject line.