Last updated 01/15/2019

Grants-in-Aid (GIAs)

For Fiscal Year 2018, Act 53, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018 designated DLIR/OCS (LBR 903) as the Expending Agency for twenty one (21) Capital Improvement Projects and seventeen (17) Operating GIAs. Please click on links below for more information:


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.

Applications for the 2019 year will be available in March of 2019.

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

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

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