S. 1294 (97th): Social Services Block Grant Act

Jun 01, 1981 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert Dole
Senator from Kansas
Related Bills
H.R. 3483 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 07, 1981


This bill was introduced on June 1, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 01, 1981
Referred to Committee Jun 01, 1981
Full Title

A bill to consolidate Federal grants to States for social services, to eliminate unnecessary restrictions on those programs and increase flexibility in a State's exercise of its responsibility for program administration, and for other purposes.


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Social Services Block Grant Act - Consolidates Federal assistance to States for social services into a single grant.
Authorizes States to provide social services including child care, day care, foster care, protective services, adoption assistance, emergency room and board, home management and maintenance, meals, health support services, family planning, transportation, rehabilitation, training, delinquency prevention, services to minors in the justice system, information, referral and counseling services, and other appropriate community and social services.
Authorizes appropriations through fiscal year 1981.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make payments in accordance with the Intergovernmental Act of 1968.
Sets forth grant limitations.
Sets forth reporting and auditing requirements.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide for:
(1)training related to the purposes of this Act; and
(2) ongoing activities of national or regional significance related to the purposes of this Act. Sets forth conforming amendments.
Authorizes the Office of Management and Budget to define poverty and revise the definition annually.
Makes transitional provisions.

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