Issue Brief 16-21
April 25, 2016

In March, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the Reducing Duplicative and Ineffective Federal Spending Act (H.R. 4724), which would eliminate the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG). SSBG—funded at $1.6 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016—is one of the few flexible funding sources that help states provide a wide range of services to children and adults in need.