Georgians impacted by COVID-19 to receive energy assistance

The CARES Act allows LIHEAP grantees to obligate any portion of these supplemental funds in FY 2020 and/or FY 2021. Eligible Georgia residents may apply for energy assistance through the Division of Family & Children Service’s LIHEAP.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: DFCS State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2021 State Plan Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: DFCS State Plan for Community Services Block Grant

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2021 State Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Agencies partner to help feed over 1.1M school aged children in the wake of COVID-19

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free and reduced lunch.

Georgia upgrades program to allow grocery delivery

Georgia is now one of 36 states that allows citizens who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to order groceries online.

Graduation Rates Soar for Youth in Foster Care

This Spring, a record number of Atlanta-area youth graduated high school.

Division of Aging Services to use $1.7 million grant to increase access to services and reduce social isolation

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) will work to reduce social isolation for older adults and people with disabilities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of a federal CARES Act grant.

Georgia DFCS Honors Foster Families Virtually This May

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, DFCS will move forward with plans to honor foster families by launching digital initiatives to celebrate their efforts.

Georgia’s Aging Services leader to help provide “road map” to reopening nation’s aging and disability agencies

ADvancing States tapped Georgia Division of Aging Services Director Abby Cox this week to join a workgroup charged with designing a “road map” to reopen Older Americans Act programming across the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Division of Child Support Services expands call center hours for customers

The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) is expanding its call center business hours for customers who cannot be seen in person starting this week.