Schuylkill County Chosen for Expanded State Block Grant Program


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Schuylkill County was among the 10 counties chosen to participate in the expanded state block grant program for human services.

The expanded block grant program will enable county officials to allocate the money. According to the county's commissioner chairman, Frank J. Staudenmeier, service needs do differ by county and the block grant allows the board to produce a strategy with department heads of the specific programs that address mental disabilities, drug and alcohol treatment, homeless assistance and child welfare.


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Federal Programs Related to - Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services as well as transitional support for people who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on tobacco, alcohol and/or other drugs or who suffer from acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances or are having problems coping with daily living.

Federal Programs Related to - Human Services, General/Other

Programs that support the personal and social development of individuals and families; provide care, protection and supervision; and enhance the individual's independence and ability to manage his or her own resources.

See also: Food (K03); Health Care (Major Group E); Housing (Major Group L); Legal Services (I05); Mental Health, Substance Abuse (Major Group F); Recreation & Sports (Major Group N); Youth Development (Major Group O)

Use references: Community Services; Multiservice Programs; Neighborhood Multipurpose Centers; Settlement House Programs; Social Services; Social Work


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