DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to Section 658D(b)(1)(C) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-186), notice is hereby given that the Department of Human Services (DHS) 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 for Federal Fiscal Years 2022-2024.
There are two ways to participate in the public hearing: online via the internet or by telephone, or by written testimony. All interested persons are invited to attend the virtual hearing and present relevant information to the proposed State Plan either orally or in writing for the department to consider. The public hearing will be held on:
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Online: Persons may present live video/oral testimony via internet or telephone during the online public hearing. To participate, you will need either a computer with internet access, video camera, and microphone, or a telephone. To sign up please email your request at least 48 hours in advance to: BESSD.CCPO@dhs.hawaii.gov to request the weblink to attend the virtual hearing via video conference call through Microsoft Teams. Please include your email, full name, and phone number. A confirmation will be sent to you with instructions and the meeting link and call-in number.
Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 pm on June 10, 2021, through email or postal delivery at:
Department of Human Services
Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division
Child Care Program Office
1010 Richards Street, Suite 512
Honolulu, HI 96813
Copies of the proposed State Plan will be available via the DHS website (http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/) or by calling (808) 586-7188 to request a copy at NO COST to any interested person.
Special accommodations (i.e., Sign Language interpreter, large print, and taped materials) can be made, if requested at least five (5) working days before the scheduled public hearings.
For more information, please call Stacie Tonouchi, Program Specialist, at (808) 586-7110.
Cathy Betts, Director