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Part C Early Start Programs

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

Funding Description

In 1986, the federal government authorized grants to states to plan and implement a comprehensive, community-based interagency system of early intervention services (Part C) for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. State legislation enables California to participate in the Part C program and create a statewide mandate for local educational agencies (LEAs) to serve all infants and toddlers with solely low incidence disabilities. It also required changes in procedures and services for all infants served by LEAs.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Only local educational agencies (LEAs) serving infants and toddlers with solely low incidence disabilities are eligible to apply.
Other Eligibility Considerations LEAs must have an approved Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Local Plan on file with the California Department of Education (CDE) and each SELPA must submit an application and budget to participate in the grant.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-161-0001, Schedule (3)
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3385 / 8182
Total Available $14,200,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The CDE receives funds from the Department of Developmental Services for local assistance through an interagency agreement for the cost impact experienced by LEAs in implementing the new federal and state requirements. Funds are administered through formula grants based on each SELPA's specific cost impacts. The following procedure is used to determine the amount of funds for each SELPA: (1) Cost impacts are computed for SELPAs in four areas (a) the number of additional children with low incidence conditions to be served ($9,535 per child); (b) additional required procedures ($1,221 per child for solely low incidence); (c) additional required procedures ($20,000 per SELPA); and (d) regionalized services and administration ($5,000 per SELPA). SELPAs must provide budget information and justification to CDE.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 1, 2011
Due Date September 30, 2011
Expected Notification Date January 12, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Other Funding is restricted to SELPAs with approved state Local Plans.


Program Alexa Slater, 916-322-0581,
Fiscal Debbie Rizzo, 916-327-3676,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: December 21, 2011

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