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Family Empowerment and Disability Council

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The California State Legislature mandated the California Department of Education (CDE) to establish Family Empowerment Centers (FEC) on Disability in each of the 32 regions in the state established under the Early Start Family Resource Centers. Senate Bill 511 (Statutes of 2001) included the establishment of a statewide Family Empowerment and Disability Council to provide assistance to the FECs. The Council must also provide coordination of training, information, and materials; technical assistance, evaluation of service delivery and management.


Eligible Applicants Individuals, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The purpose of the Council is to: (1) provide central coordination of training and information dissemination, content, and materials for FECs; (2) develop a technical assistance system and activities in accordance with a plan developed in conjunction with the directors of the FECs; (3) ensure that a periodic assesment and evaluation of the service delivery and management of each FEC is conducted to improve center management and the quality and efficiency of FEC services; (4) assist each FEC to build its capacity to serve its geographic region; (5) develop uniform tracking and data collection systems; (6) establish outcome-based evaluation procedures and processes to be used by the CDE; (7) conduct media outreach and other public education efforts to promote the goals of the FECs; and (8) support and coordinate system change advocacy efforts.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-161-0890, Schedule (7); Education Code Section 56410.
Source / Type Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5810 / 8290
Total Available $300,000
Recipient Amount $150,000 for 2 years
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available September 7, 2010
Due Date October 13, 2010
Expected Notification Date November 5, 2010

Additional Information

Application Family Empowerment and Disability Council Contract []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Pamela Quiroz, 916-327-3699,
Fiscal Matika Rawls, 916-319-0128,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: September 7, 2010

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