OCS assists Hawaii’s low-income, immigrant and refugee populations to overcome and alleviate workforce barriers to economic self-sufficiency through an array of community-based programs and services. OCS primarily contracts and administers program services on behalf of the State and Federal governments. OCS allocates funds using a competitive purchase of services process unless the funding source authority directs award to a specific organization(s).
Request for Proposals: Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (CSFP)
On March 14, 2017, we posted Request for Proposals (RFP) #OCS-LBR903-04_17. This RFP seeks proposals from nonprofit agencies or entities to partner with OCS to provide statewide services for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nurition Program (SFMNP) in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017. This program is expected to provide $420,450 in food to seniors across Hawaii. Proposals are due by April 24, 2017.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Expansion Granted
In February 2017, we were notified that our request to increase the caseload assigned to Hawaii for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) was approved, subject to availability of Federal funds.
Grants-in-Aid (GIAs) included in the 2017 Budget
The Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (Act 124, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016) designated DLIR/OCS (LBR 903) as the Expending Agency for fifteen (15) Capital Improvement Project and ten (10) Operating GIAs, valued at more than $29 million. For more information about GIAs, click here.
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan for FFY 2016 & 2017
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan for FFY 2016 and 2017 has been updated for submission to the US DHHS by September 2015.
- For information about the Public and Legislative Hearing on July 23, 2015: link
- To review a copy of the draft CSBG State Plan for FFY 2016 & 2017: CSBG State Plan as of 2015 07 10
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) State Plan for Program Year 2016
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) State Plan for Program Year 2015 has been drafted for submission to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- To review a copy of the draft WAP State Plan for Program Year 2016: WAP State Plan as of 2016 09 02
Information on Hawaii Handbook for Immigrants is available: Click here
The Immigrant Resource Centers are now open and can help you with information on services and resources for immigrants and migrants.
Hilo at Catholic Charities
Kalihi at KPT Family Center
Ewa Beach at Child and Family Service
Kapaa, Kauai at Child and Family Service