The Office of Community Services (OCS) partners with states, communities and agencies to eliminate causes of poverty, increase self-sufficiency of individuals and families and revitalize communities.More about OCS
In FY 2011, the LIHEAP program provided $4.7 billion to 50 states, the District of Columbia, 150 tribes and five territories to assist low-income households with their home energy bills. Heating assistance was provided to 6.7 million eligible households in the U.S. through the federal dollars provided by LIHEAP in FY 2009.
The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) supports projects that increase access to healthy, affordable food in communities that currently lack these options. Through a range of programs at the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Treasury, and Health and Human Services (HHS), HFFI will expand the availability of nutritious food, including developing and equipping grocery stores, small retailers, corner stores, and farmers markets selling healthy food. For more information about HFFI, please click here.