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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 Part C, is providing the public the opportunity to review and comment on California's draft application for 2014 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, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

The application will be posted for 60 days beginning February 20, 2014 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 guidance and receipt of more recent information.

» Annual State Application (PDF)


DDS will accept public input on the application beginning February 20, 2014 until March 21, 2014. 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 5:00 p.m., March 21, 2014. Comments on the application will be summarized by DDS and forwarded to OSEP.


Public Hearings will be conducted on February 27, 2014 and March 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the DDS headquarters, 1600 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 in Room 360. The Public Hearings will also be accessible via teleconference at (888) 251-2909, Passcode 507301.


Department of Developmental Services
Early Start State Services Section
1600 9th Street, Room 330
Sacramento, CA 95814

Patric Widmann
Voice: (916) 654-3722
E-mail: Pat.Widmann@DDS.CA.GOV

Last Updated: 2/26/2014