DHS Holds Public Hearing on State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant

August 19, 2013

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will hold a public hearing Monday, August 19, 2013 on the FY 2014 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

The public hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta on the 21st floor in conference room 120. The review of the draft plan begins on Monday, August 12, 2013 and ends on Monday, August 19, 2013.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program support activities that help eligible low-income Georgians remove obstacles and solve problems that block self-sufficiency. A range of services are made available to assist participants with obtaining education, training, employment, transportation, proper nutrition, sufficient housing and referrals to partner agencies.

The plan outlines eligibility requirements and activities to be implemented for the targeted population. Federal Funds have been allocated for these programs. Copies of the draft plan will be available for review on the DHS website, at county DFCS offices, Area Agencies on Aging, Community Action Agencies and citizen groups throughout the state.

To make a written comment on the plan, please mail to the Community Services Block Grant Program, Community Based Programs Section, Division of Family and Children Services, Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 21-276, Atlanta, GA 30303. Comments must be received by August 19, 2013. For those who are unable to attend the hearing but wish to make oral comments on the plan may call the CSBG Program at 404-657-3427.

Contact Information: 
Ravae Graham: 404-657-1384