DSS presents Block Grant
Democratic State Senator Jim Bradford of Pine Ridge says Community Block Grants are important for families in need. Bradford and Law Makers listened to an overview of the Block Grant program presented by the Department of Social Services.
Bradford says some members of his extended family have been aided by the program. He wants to correct the misconception that everyone applying for help is taking advantage of the system. Bradford says most of the recipients are in need of what they're getting and a lot of it is not enough.
"But I want people to know that it's a very, very needed thing and it does really help a lot of people who deserve help."
Bradford says the Block Grant is a benefit to the state because the funds given to qualified applicant's cycle back into the South Dakota economy.
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