Social Services

The Department of Social Services operates three core divisions and three community engagement programs providing an array of multi-generational services, from the “cradle to the rocking chair.” The department also supports collaborative efforts with an existing network of local non-profit organizations and human services agencies.

  • Aging & Disability Services
  • Family Services
  • Youth Services
  • Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition
  • Partners for Youth
  • Substance Use Intervention

Nonprofit Capital Grant Program

The Nonprofit Capital Grants program (NCG) is a new initiative designed to recognize the strains upon infrastructure within our local network of community agency partners which are affecting their service delivery to residents.

These American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded capital project grants are for Fayette County 501(c)(3) nonprofits and are subject to federal reporting and spending requirements.

Agencies with established proven track records of performance that are located in and/or serve residents of Lexington-Fayette County are invited to apply for this competitive grant program.

The presentation from the May 11 Workshop Webinar is here. The Workshop Webinar recording may be viewed here. You may register to receive the Request for Proposal documents that were released Monday, May 16 at

For more information, contact Todd Slatin at (859) 258-3320 or

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Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment

Download the 2018 Opioid Needs Assessment

The Substance Use Disorder Intervention Program, in consultation with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, recently published the Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment. The assessment was designed to:

  • characterize impacts on health and behavioral health providers, first responders, and other services
  • identify the strengths of the service delivery system in response to the opioid epidemic
  • identify unmet needs or barriers to accessing available resources for individuals who misuse opioids


Tenants’ Rights Workshop

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library Northside Branch.

Nonprofit Capital Grant Program request for proposals

RFPs must be received by 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Slots available for youth applicants in the Summer Youth Job Training Program

The program is open to 10th, 11th and 12th-grade high school students. Participants will work up to 20 hours per week and earn $15 per hour.