The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001215921-01
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 2020 and 2021 (FFY 20 and 21). 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 20 and 21. The proposed CSBG State Plan can be found at the OCS website,

A combined-purpose Legislative and Public Hearing on the CSBG State Plan is scheduled for Friday, July 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Conference Room O16 at the State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. The hearing is being jointly convened by the Senate Committee on Labor and the House Committee on Labor and Public Employment. Persons with special needs, including oral language services, should call OCS at (808) 586-8675 by Monday, July 22, 2019, to make arrangements.

The public is welcome to attend and provide comment at the hearing. Written comments 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 22, 2019.

By: Denise Iseri-Matsubara, Executive Director
Office of Community Services
(SA/TGI/HTH/WHT1215921 7/16/19)