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Notice #: 0001100700-01
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Section 658D(b) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-186), notice is hereby given that the Department of Human Services will hold a public hearing to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the provisions of child care services under the State Plan for the Child Care and Development Fund FFY 2019-2021.

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing on Oahu and state their views relative to the proposed State Plan either orally or in writing at the hearing. The public hearing will be held at the following location on Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m.:

Department of Human Services
Benefit, Employment & Support Services Division
Hawaii News Now Multimedia Building
420 Waiakamilo Road, Suite 416A
Kilohana Conference Room
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Additionally, interested persons from the neighbor islands are invited to participate through either video conferencing or telephone conference at the following sites:

East Hawaii
Central Hilo Unit
1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 109
Supervisor: Mr. Dana Sato, Phone: (808)981-7290

West Hawaii
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Kuakini Tower Building
75-5722 Kuakini Highway, Suite 213
Supervisor: Ms. Kelly Okoji, Phone: (808)327-4755

South Unit: Former Lihue Courthouse Building
3059 Umi Street, basement Suite A019
Supervisor: Ms. Krishen Tanaka, Phone: (808)241-3679

Central Maui Unit: Waiehu Beach Center
270 Waiehu Beach Road, Suite 107
Supervisor: Ms. Misty Fukushima, Phone: (808)243-5866

Copies of the proposed State Plan will be available via the DHS website ( or by calling (808) 586-7053 to request a copy. A copy of the proposed plan will be mailed at NO COST to any interested person requesting a copy.

Special accommodations (i.e., Sign Language interpreter, large print, taped materials, or accessible parking) can be made, if requested at least five (5) working days before the scheduled public hearings by contacting the DHS office listed above.

For more information, please call Loreen Okamura, Program Specialist, at (808)586-7112.

Pankaj Bhanot, Director
(SA1100700 5/24/18)