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Annual Part C Grant Application

PART C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: "Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities"

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS), as lead agency for Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, is providing the public the opportunity to review and comment on California's draft IDEA, Part C grant application for 2017 federal early intervention funds. The application is for Early Start, California's statewide system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers (birth to three years of age) with disabilities and their families. The application addresses the State budget period beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

The application will be posted for at least 60 days beginning February 21, 2017, according to federal requirements. Please note that information may be updated prior to submission to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) based on OSEP's guidance and receipt of more recent information. The application can be viewed here.

Public Comment:

DDS will accept public input on the application beginning February 21, 2017 until April 21, 2017. Persons submitting comments on specific items in the application should identify the item, referenced by the page number, and indicate support, opposition, suggested changes, additions or deletions pertaining to the specific item. Input will be considered if submitted to and received by the DDS contact person listed below prior to 12:00 p.m., April 21, 2017. Comments on the application will be summarized by DDS and forwarded to OSEP.

Public Hearing:

Public Hearings will be conducted on March 15, 2017 and April 14, 2017 at DDS headquarters, 1600 - 9th Street, Sacramento CA 95814 in Room 360. On both days, input will be heard from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Public Hearings will also be accessible via teleconference at (888) 251-2909, Passcode 507301.


Department of Developmental Services
Early Start and Health Services Section
1600 9th Street, Room 330 (MS 3-11)
Sacramento, CA 95814
JoEllen Fletcher
Voice: (916) 654-2133
E-mail: joellen.fletcher@dds.ca.gov

Last Updated: 2/21/2017