1. Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

    CSBG is the main source of federal funding for Community Action in the United States. Funding allows individuals and families to meet their basic needs, educate themselves, achieve self-sufficiency and improve their communities. One of the key advantages to block grants like CSBG is that the funding is flexible, so the people who know an area best, decides what’s needed most.

    For more information, please contact the associates at our Buck Melton Center at (478) 330-6273 or click HERE to complete an application.

  2. Emergency Assistance

    Emergency Assistance will be provided to individuals/ families under a variety of emergency conditions to stabilize the family such as but not limited to housing, utility assistance, educational, health and employment services. Referrals will also be provided to individuals/ families to other social service/ non-profit agencies for assistance.

    For more information, please contact the associates at our Community Outreach Center at (478) 750-8689 or our Buck Melton Center at (478) 330-6273 or click HERE to complete an application.

  3. Employment Services | Workforce Development One-Stop

    Employment Services–For Job Readiness, an action plan will be developed for each individual, as well as, conducting workshops and issuing materials that address work ethic attitude, dependability, continuous learning and going the extra mile. For Incidental Support Services, assistance will be provided to adults to enable them to fully participate in activities leading to employment in collaboration with Workforce Development One Stop

     Workforce Development One-Stop– For more information regarding this program, please contact the One-Stop Operator at 478-750-2835.

  4. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program– The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides one-time financial assistance to eligible households to help meet high-energy cost during the winter and/or summer months. For additional questions regarding our Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), please contact Nequana Stevens, Community Services Manager, at (478) 738-3240.

    Utility Services – Assistance will be provided to individuals or families to receive fuel/utility support to prevent cut-offs or restoration of services.

    For more information, please contact the associates at our Community Outreach Center at (478) 750-8689 or our Buck Melton Center at (478) 330-6273

  5. HS/EHS

    Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) is a federally funded program for young children (birth – age five) and their families who reside in high needs areas of Macon-Bibb and Monroe Counties. In addition, the Head Start/Early Head Start program provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment for the children and a supportive atmosphere for the families being served. The HS/EHS program recognizes parents as their child’s first teacher, while empowering parents for a life- long role in the child’s learning and development process. To achieve this goal, the Head Start/Early Head Start program delivers services to children, families, and pregnant women in the core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.

    • The Early Head Start Program serves zero to two year-olds.
    • The Head Start Program serves three & four year-olds.
    • The Pre-Kindergarten Program serves four year-olds.


    For more information on the Head Start/Early Head Start Program, please contact our office at (478) 738-3240. You can access the online Head Start Enrollment Application by clicking HERE.

    Head Start/Early Head Start locations:

    • Walter P. Jones HS/EHS Center
      2350 Alandale Drive
      Macon, Georgia 31217
      (478) 738-3245
    • Jimmie Samuel at Agnes Barden HS/EHS Center
      2521 Anderson Drive
      Macon, Georgia 31206
      (478) 471-1486
    • Buck Melton HS/Pre-K Center
      150 Sessions Drive
      Macon, Georgia 31201
      (478) 751-2311
    • Monroe County HS/EHS Center
      525 Highway 83 South
      Forsyth, Georgia 31029
      (478) 994-5174
  6. Housing Services

    Services for Homeless – Homeless services through Rapid Rehousing Programs are provided to those individuals/families who are experiencing homelessness in Macon – Bibb County. These services include, but are not limited to assistance with security deposits, first and last month rent, application fees, and utility deposits. Clients must also meet the financial guidelines for this program and locate rental property that is within the Fair Market Valued rent for Macon Bibb County and be Rent Reasonable.

    Hotel/Motel Vouchers are offered to those clients who are enrolled in Rapid Rehousing and have timed out at the shelter or are no longer able to reside where they are temporarily. This may also apply if the shelter does not have space for an individual or family and they have been deemed eligible to receive assistance through Rapid Rehousing Programs.

    Homeless Prevention services are offered to those individuals and families that reside in Macon-Bibb County, meet the financial guidelines, housing meet the rent reasonableness for Bibb County, have a court ordered eviction notice and are able to show once assisted they will be able to maintain.

    For more information, please contact the associates at our Community Outreach Center at (478) 750-8689.

  7. Income Management

    Macon-Bibb County EOC offers budgeting courses facilitated by a Financial Wellbeing Coach with Operation HOPE. Please contact Operation HOPE at (478) 741-9881 for more information about taking advantage of this great resource!

  8. Transportation Services

    Regional Transportation Services – MBEOCI provides transportation for Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), Department of Behavioral Health and Disabilities (DBHDD), Seniors Centers and Area Agency on Aging. These services are provided for Bibb, Crawford, Peach, Monroe, Baldwin, Putnam, Wilkinson, Houston, Twiggs, Pulaski, and Jones counties.

    Our transportation services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about our transportation services, please contact our Administrative Office at (478) 738-3240.

  9. Volunteer Services

    Foster Grandparent Program – The Foster Grandparent Program provides invaluable aid to children and youth with literacy and/or exceptional need. Grandparents serve 5-40 hours a week in Head Start, local schools, and daycare centers.

    For more information on our Foster Grandparent Program, please call (478) 738-3240.