Title XX Services

Social Services Block Grant

Mountain Association of Government's Aging & Family Services Department administers (Title XX) Social Services Block Grant Funds for Summit, Utah, and Wasatch Counties.

These monies are federal funds granted through Title XX of the Social Security Act to the State of Utah. These funds are discretionary and can be utilized at the local level to provide social service programs that meet the following goals:

  • Achieving or maintaining self sufficiency, including reduction or prevention of dependency;
  • Preventing or remedying neglect, abuse, or exploitation of children and adults unable to protect their own interests, or preserving, rehabilitating or reuniting families;
  • Preventing or reducing inappropriate institutional care by providing for community-based care, home-based care, or other forms of less intensive care; and
  • Securing referral or admission for institutional care when other forms of care are not appropriate or providing services to individuals in institutions.

Grant Process

Mountainland Association of Governments Executive Council appoints a committee to oversee the allocation process and make recommendations to the full Executive Council.

The FY2016 Title XX Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Mayor J.H. Hadfield, Chair Title XX Committee - American Fork
  • Commissioner Bill Lee - Utah County Commission
  • Stephen Downs – Orem City, Utah County
  • Assistant County Manager Anita Lewis - Summit County
  • Councilmember Steve Farrell - Wasatch County Council

The following timetable is followed to allocate Title XX funding that becomes available each July 1st:

  • A public notice is printed in local newspapers in November or December which invites providers in the community to respond in writing to MAG of their interest in providing services in our three county planning and service area. Only new providers are required to officially notify MAG of their interest.
  • Potential providers are provided applications & invited to submit a proposal in March.
  • The Title XX Committee meets to review proposals, listen to presentations, and develop funding recommendations for MAG’S Executive Council in May.
  • MAG’s Executive Council makes the funding allocation decision in May.
  • Providers are notified and new contracts are developed in June.
  • Services begin July 1st of each year.

In January 2006, MAG's Executive Council made the decision to allocate 70% of available Title XX service dollars for senior services and 30% for community services.

Budget Allocations

Community Services

Wasatch County Family Clinic $  7,476
Family Support & Treatment Center    $  8,195
Wasatch Mental Health $  7,401

Utah Alcoholism Foundation’s House of Hope                    

Center for Women and Children in Crisis $13,712
Sub Total $53,442

Senior Services 


Foster Grandparent Program $ 10,317
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program $ 10.317
United Way Community Services $ 29,387
MAG – Meals-on-Wheels $ 75,294
          In-Home Services  
Senior Companion Program 10,317
Sub Total  $135,632
Total Service Funding $189,074
Administrative Funding $ 18,000
Total Funding $207,074