Georgia local community programs receive support from statewide agency

Twenty Georgia community organizations have been selected to receive technical assistance and funding from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) through its State of Hope (SoH) initiative.

Georgia SNAP customers to receive new tools for adopting healthy water habits

Georgia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamp) along with their four Partner Agencies, are launching Hydrate My State, a campaign tailored for SNAP eligible Georgians to encourage more water consumption instead of sugary beverages.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION DFCS State Plan for Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) invites public participation from July 16, 2021, through July 30, 2021, for the purpose of reviewing the FY 2022 Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) State Plan.

Safe Harbor Commission Awards 5 New Projects Under the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Grant Program

The Safe Harbor Commission is pleased to announce the approval of $300,000 Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Grant Program funding for five new projects. 

State of Hope Launches a Fourth Round of Application Requests

Georgia’s State of Hope (SOH) opened its fourth round of applications Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and is seeking “big ideas” that will help child and family service providers, community members, families and businesses create and sustain nurturing environments for healthy families.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DFCS State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2022 State Plan Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DFCS State Plan for Community Services Block Grant

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will hold a virtual public hearing in June. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2022 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and Mexican Consulate Enter Memorandum of Understanding to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

DFCS and the Mexican Consulate renewed their memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at improving child welfare outcomes.

Georgia provides supplemental funding to feed vulnerable families

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is pleased to announce the distribution of $11.9 million in supplemental Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding to partner agencies to help serve the state’s families and children.

Georgia expands online and grocery delivery options for food stamp recipients

Instacart, the North American leader in online grocery delivery, and ALDI are partnering to provide greater access to low-income families that rely on public assistance when ordering groceries for same-day curbside pickup and delivery in Georgia. This takes place in partnership with ALDI at their 60+ stores statewide.