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Commonwealth Court Procedural Order on Human Services Block Grant Pilot
6/24/2013
Today, the Commonwealth Court issued a procedural order relative to litigation now pending on the constitutionality of the Human Services Block Grant. The order is on demurrers on the issues raised in the case, Billie Washington et al v Department of Public Welfare, and does not declare the Human Services Block Grant Pilot Program in Act 80 of 2012 unconsitutional, nor does it enjoin or stop the program.
 
Rep. Matt Baker, chair of the House Health Committee, sent the attached memo to House members following the decision further clarifying the implications of the order.
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Human Services Committee Chair Hartwick Offers Block Grant Report and Update
6/5/2013
Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick, chair of the CCAP Human Services Committee, recently provided the attached update and report regarding the Human Services Block Grant. The memo addresses questions regarding the current Block Grant program and legislative proposals for expansion.
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FY 2013-2014 Human Services Block Grant County Planning Guidelines
4/23/2013
DPW has released the FY 2013-2014 planning guidelines for current block grant counties.
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CCAP Human Services Block Grant Forum Notes
2/19/2013
CCAP held a forum on January 25, 2013 to provide an opportunity for counties participating in the Human Services Block Grant to share best practices, questions, concerns, and to speak with representatives from the Department of Public Welfare. Notes on the forum are available here.
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County Block Grant Plans
1/14/2013
Plans have been approved for the 20 counties participating in the Human Services Block Grant. All plans are available here.
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