Social service program

Social service program means a program that is administered by the Federal government, or by a State or local government using Federal financial assistance, and that provides services directed at reducing poverty, improving opportunities for low-income children, revitalizing low-income communities, empowering low-income families and low-income individuals to become self-sufficient, or otherwise helping people in need. Such programs include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Child care services, protective services for children and adults, services for children and adults in foster care, adoption services, services related to the management and maintenance of the home, day care services for adults, and services to meet the special needs of children, older individuals, and individuals with disabilities (including physical, mental, or emotional disabilities);
(2) Transportation services;
(3) Job training and related services, and employment services;
(4) Information, referral, and counseling services;
(5) The preparation and delivery of meals and services related to soup kitchens or food banks;
(6) Health support services;
(7) Literacy and mentoring programs;
(8) Services for the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency and substance abuse, services for the prevention of crime and the provision of assistance to the victims and the families of criminal offenders, and services related to intervention in, and prevention of, domestic violence; and
(9) Services related to the provision of assistance for housing under Federal law.


6 CFR § 19.2

Scoping language

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