Last updated 05/01/2019

Grants-in-Aid (GIAs)

For Fiscal Year 2020, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, the Legislature designated DLIR-OCS (LBR 903) as the expending agency for sixty-three (63) Capital Improvement Projects and nine (9) Operating GIAs. However, House Bill 809, CD1, needs to be enrolled to the Governor and signed into law pursuant to Chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes.  

For your reference, please see the link below for HB 809 CD1:

  • OP GIAs assigned to OCS – refer to sections 65 – 75
  • CIP GIAs assigned to OCS – refer to section 84 part B, Employment


Operating GIA Guidelines

CIP GIA Guidelines

2019 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) 

The Office of Community Services (OCS) administers the  Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program which provides coupons to low-income seniors to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs.

The 2019 SFMNP applications and coupons will be handled directly by each County’s local agency.  

Applications are now available on the websites of each County’s local  agency website.  To download an application, click the link below for the local agency in your County. 

Please return completed applications to the respective local agency in your County.  DO NOT send completed applications to the Office of Community Services. 

For more information or questions, please contact your respective local agency:

County Agency Phone Number
Hawaii Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council (HCEOC) (808) 961-2681
Oahu Hawaii Foodbank (808) 954-7889/(808) 836-3600
Kauai Hawaii Foodbank – Kauai (808) 482-2224
Maui Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) (808) 249-2990


Office of Community Services (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 the award to a specific organization(s).

Information on Hawaii Handbook for Immigrants is available: Click here