ATLANTA- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and Thursday, July 7, 2016, on the FY 2017 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

The public hearing on July 6, 2016, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, on the 26th floor, conference room 26-121. The public hearing on July 7, 20146 will be held in Macon, Georgia at the Double U Business Development Center located at 1680 Broadway, Macon, GA 31201. 

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.

For FY 2016 the program distributed approximately $16,000,000 in client benefits. The fiscal funding level for FY 2017 has not been released.

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 DFCS website, at county DFCS offices, Area Agencies on Aging, and Community Action Agencies throughout the State.

To make a written comments on the plan, please mail it to the Community Services Block Grant Program, Office of Family Independence, Division of Family and Children Services, Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 21-276, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Comments must be received by July 13, 2016. For those who are unable to attend the hearing but wish to make oral comments on the plan, may call the CSBG Program at 404-657-3426.