The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001333798-01
Public Hearings


The Hawaii Office of Community Services (OCS), Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, solicits public comment on the new proposed State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for Federal Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 (FFY 22 and 23). The CSBG State Plan reflects OCS’s commitment to work with our Community Action Agency partners in each county to meet program goals and comply with relevant Federal and State rules and regulations in order to continue receiving this valuable resource. The CSBG program provides services to low-income and impoverished populations across the State. CSBG services and activities are delivered statewide by designated Community Action Agencies located in each county. The public is invited to comment on the proposed CSBG State Plan for FFY 22 and 23. The proposed CSBG State Plan can be found at the OCS website,

A virtual combined-purpose Legislative and Public Hearing on the CSBG State Plan is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. For more information on how to join the virtual hearing, please visit

The hearing is being jointly convened by the Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts and the House Committee on Labor and Tourism. Persons with special needs, including oral language services, should call OCS at (808) 586-8679 by Friday, July 23, 2021, to make arrangements.

The public is welcome to attend and provide comment and testimony at the hearing. For those interested in providing oral testimony, please contact Courtney Ho (email: Written comments and testimony may be submitted to OCS (email:, mail: Office of Community Services, 830 Punchbowl Street, Room 420, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; fax: (808) 586-8685) for consideration at the hearing by Monday, July 26, 2021.

By: Jovanie Domingo Dela Cruz, Executive Director
Office of Community Services
(SA/HTH/WHT/TGI1333798 7/16/21)