The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold two days of public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2017 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Funded by the federal government and administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, the CSBG program supports activities that help eligible low-income Georgians remove obstacles to self-sufficiency. The grant provides a range of services to assist participants with obtaining education, training, employment, transportation, proper nutrition, sufficient housing and referrals to partner agencies.

In FY 2016, the program provided approximately $16 million to Georgians in need of assistance. Funding for the FY 2017 grant year has not yet been released. The plan outlines eligibility requirements and activities to be implemented for the targeted population.

Copies of the draft plan are available for review on the DFCS website, at county DFCS offices, Area Agencies on Aging, and Community Action Agencies throughout the state.

Written comments on the plan should be submitted to:
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. Those who are unable to attend the hearing but wish to make oral comments on the plan can call the CSBG Program at 404-657-3426.

Atlanta: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 6
Macon: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, July 7

Atlanta (July 6):
26th floor conference room 26-121
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Macon (July 7):
Double U Business Development Center
1680 Broadway St. 
Macon, GA 31201