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Part C Early Start Programs

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

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.

Eligibility

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

Funding

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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#23761
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#23761
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r18/partc11result.asp
Other Funding is restricted to SELPAs with approved state Local Plans.

Contacts

Program Alexa Slater
Phone : 916-322-0581
E-mail : aslater@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: December 21, 2011

California Department of Education
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Sacramento, CA 95814

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