Program Description

The Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Program (title IV-B, subpart 2 of the Social Security Act) provides grants to states and eligible tribes to support operation of a coordinated program of family preservation services, community-based family support services, time-limited reunification services, and adoption promotion and support services.

General Program Requirements

  • Must submit a 5-year Child and Family Service Plan and then Annual Progress and Service Reports
  • Tribal set aside = 3% of PSSF Mandatory and Discretionary funding
  • Formula based on population under age 21
  • To receive funding, must be eligible for a minimum grant award of $10,000.
  • Requires a 25% match

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Program Contact Information

Joseph Bock
Deputy Associate Commissioner
HHS-ACF-ACYF-CB
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
202-205-8618

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.556
Current Method of Tribal Eligibility1. Must submit a 5-year Child and Family Service Plan and then Annual Progress and Service Reports. 2. Formula based on population under age 21. 3. To receive funding, must be eligible for a minimum grant award of $10,000. 4. Requires a 25% match.
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo—must apply
Funding TypeFormula Grant
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceIndian Tribes, Indian Tribal Organizations, or Indian Tribal Consortia administering title IV-B, subparts 1 and/or 2, and title IV-E of the Social Security Act; and Tribal Independent Living and Education and Training Voucher Coordinators.
Matching Funds RequiredRequires a 25% Match
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Click here to enter text.
Length of ProgramOne year
Recurring Base Funding for TribesAnnually
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Tribes Funded by this Program134 Tribes

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