County Human Services Plans

Annually, counties submit County Human Services Plans to the Department for approval. Funds included in this plan are a small but significant portion of the total funds allocated to counties for the delivery of human services. The funds within the plan include:

  • Mental Health Community Base Funded Services (MH)
  • Behavioral Health Services Initiative
  • Intellectual Disabilities Community Base Funded Services (ID)
  • Child Welfare Special Grants (CYS)
  • Act 152 Drug and Alcohol Services (D&A)
  • Homeless Assistance Program Funding
  • Human Services Development Funds (HSDF)

Other significant sources of funding for county human services programs are not included in this plan. Examples of funding not included in the plan are: Intellectual Disabilities Waiver programs, Behavioral Health HealthChoices Program, Early Intervention Services, and County Child Welfare Needs-Based funded services.

Some counties have opted into the Human Services Block Grant, which allows counties to move funds between allocations to meet the needs of their county.

Fiscal Year plans can be found on the in the Related Topics sidebar.