Frequently Asked Questions
What is the composition of the Division?
The Division is comprised of the Office of Social Services, Office of Community Development, Workforce Investment Program, and the East Baton Rouge Head Start /Early Head Start program and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program.
What is the primary responsibility of the Division?
The Division provides
administrative and fiscal management for all social services and community
development programs funded by the federal and state governments. The Division
employs over 328 and manages $20M in grant funds.
What are the requirements for accessing services?
All programs and services require
the customer to meet certain eligibility criteria. In most cases, the customerís
household income must fall below the established federal poverty income.
How does the Division respond to new community issues?
The Division is committed to
seeking funding opportunities for additional programs and services that respond
to prevalent issues that affect the vulnerable population and minimizes their
ability to achieve self-sufficiency.