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 2023 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, 2023 through June 30, 2024. In addition, DDS will submit an additional document, as required by Section 427 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). The GEPA document is a description of how California has identified barriers, developed strategies to address the barriers, and the steps the State is taking to ensure equitable access to, and participation in, Part C.
The application will be posted for 60 days beginning March 24, 2023 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.
*Source: United States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs
Early Start Policy and Operations Branch
Department of Developmental Services
Last modified: May 3, 2023