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Family Empowerment Centers

Funding Description

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.


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


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-161-0890; Schedule (7) Provision (7); CFDA 84027A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
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 2010 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date July 30, 2011

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Other Unavailable


Program Pamela Quiroz, 916-327-3699,
Fiscal Debbie Rizzo, 916-327-3676,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: February 23, 2012

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