DFCS Schedules Public Hearings on State Plans for Community Services Block Grant and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

May 1, 2019

Community Services Block Grant Scheduled Public Hearings

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Community Services Block Grant

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and Thursday, June 6, 2019 on the FY 2020 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

The public hearing on June 5, 2019 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, on the 21st floor, conference room 120.  The public hearing on June 6, 2019 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 to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities.  A range of services are made available to assist participants with obtaining education, training, employment, transportation, proper nutrition, housing and referrals to partnering 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 DFCS website, at county DFCS offices, Area Agencies on Aging, and Community Action Agencies throughout the State.

People who wish to make written comments on the plan should mail them to the Division of Family and Children Services, Office of Family Independence, Community Services Block Grant Program, at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 21-276, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Comments must be received by June 28, 2019. 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.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Scheduled Public Hearing

DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and Thursday, June 6, 2019 on the FY 2020 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

The public hearing on June 5, 2019 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, on the 21st floor, conference room 120.  The public hearing on June 6, 2019 will be held in Macon, Georgia at the Double U Business Development Center located at 1680 Broadway, Macon, GA 31201. 

Funded by the federal government and administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, the Energy Assistance Program helps eligible elderly, homebound, and other low-income Georgians with home heating costs, weatherization and other home energy needs. 

The plan outlines eligibility requirements and benefit payment schedules for the distribution of client benefits.  Copies of the draft plan are available for review on the DFCS website, at County DFCS offices, Community Action Agencies, and Area Agencies on Aging.

People who wish to make written comments on the plan should mail them to the Division of Family and Children Services, Office of Family Independence, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Unit, at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 21-276, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Comments must be received by June 28, 2019.  People who are unable to attend the hearing but wish to make oral comments on the plan may call the LIHEAP Program at 404-657-3426.