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Family Empowerment and Disability Council

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

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.

Eligibility

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

Funding

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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r18/fec10rfp.asp
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Pamela Quiroz
Phone : 916-327-3699
E-mail : pquiroz@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Matika Rawls
Phone : 916-319-0128
E-mail : mrawls@cde.ca.gov
Division Special Education Division
Phone : 916-445-4613
Fax : 916-445-4108

Last Modified: September 7, 2010

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