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SSA TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS

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The U.S. Social Security Administration is accepting applications for demonstration outreach programs. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 23.

Under the program, SSA enters into cooperative agreements with social service providers, state and local governments and advocacy groups that provide services to hard-to-reach populations. The goal is to find effective approaches to identifying needy aged, blind and disabled people and helping them apply for SSI benefits.Up to 40 demonstration projects of from $50,000 to $350,000 will be funded.

For information, call 524-4171.