Last updated 09/27/18

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

NEW!!  Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) 

The Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting proposals for the 2019 Federal Fiscal Year for 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.

An Orientation meeting for potential applicants was held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST).

For more information, please view the solicitation by clicking the link below.

Solicitation Number Title Island Date Posted Proposal Due Date & Time (HST)
OCS-LBR 903-04_19  Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Statewide 09/07/18 Friday, 10/12/2018 4:30 p.m.

2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Reminders:

  • The application deadline for the 2018 Program Year has ended. 
  • Last day to redeem coupons for the 2018 Program year is September 30, 2018.

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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