Georgians impacted by COVID-19 to receive energy assistance

The CARES Act allows LIHEAP grantees to obligate any portion of these supplemental funds in FY 2020 and/or FY 2021. Eligible Georgia residents may apply for energy assistance through the Division of Family & Children Service’s LIHEAP.

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

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2021 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 & Children Services will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2021 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Agencies partner to help feed over 1.1M school aged children in the wake of COVID-19

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free and reduced lunch.

Georgia upgrades program to allow grocery delivery

Georgia is now one of 36 states that allows citizens who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to order groceries online.

Graduation Rates Soar for Youth in Foster Care

This Spring, a record number of Atlanta-area youth graduated high school.

Georgia DFCS Honors Foster Families Virtually This May

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, DFCS will move forward with plans to honor foster families by launching digital initiatives to celebrate their efforts.

Georgia DFCS Staff Work on the Front Line During COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) remain committed to protecting children and serving families across Georgia. The economic impact caused by COVID-19 has drastically increased the need for food and medical assistance for many families. DFCS workers continue fulfilling their essential functions to help an increasing number of families in need despite the health risks involved.

Low income, elderly and disabled Georgians will receive assistance with cooling their homes beginning on April 1, 2020

Eligible residents may apply for cooling assistance through the Division of Family& Children Service’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning April 1, 2020.

DFCS Issues P-SNAP for March

Eligible Families throughout Georgia received additional food stamp benefits for March.