Issue Brief 12-11
March 1, 2012

On February 23, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published an information memorandum informing states that it is implementing a new performance measure for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG). The measure will compare states’ planned use of SSBG funds with their actual SSBG expenditures. It is designed to improve states’ efficiency in planning for the use of SSBG funding.