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Family Empowerment Centers

Family Empowerment Centers offer parents and guardians of children and young adults with disabilities access to accurate information, specialized training, and peer-to-peer support in their communities. The fourteen centers serve families with children and young adults with disabilities from ages three to 18 inclusive, and young adults from ages 19 to 22 who had an individualized education plan prior to their 18th birthday.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Nonprofit organizations
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
As mandated, the centers must have (1) a private, non-profit 501(3)(c)status; (2) have a board majority (51 percent) with parents, guardians, and family members of children with disabilities; and (3) serve the full range of disabilities, including children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities, speech and language issues, hearing impairment, physical impairment, etc.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult
Eligible
Age Level(s)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, through 22

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Item 6110-161-0890; Schedule (7) Provision (7)
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5810 / 8290
Total Available $2,644,000
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Each center will receive a minimum amount of $150,000 plus an additional amount based on each region's total school enrollment reported on the 2007 California Base Educational Data System (CBEDS).

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
November 20, 2010

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#14301
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#14301
Other Frequently Asked Questions are located in the Special Education program summaries.

Contacts

Program Pamela Quiroz
Phone : 916-327-3699
E-mail : pquiroz@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Debbie Rizzo
Phone : 916-327-3676
E-mail : drizzo@cde.ca.gov
Division Special Education Division
Phone : 916-445-4613
Fax : 916-445-4108

Last Modified: November 8, 2010

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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