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Parent Links (State Operations)

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

Funding Description

The Parent Links (Hope! Dream! Achieve!) program will provide funding to selected Family Resource Centers to provide parent-to-parent support to families of infants identified through the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program.


Eligible Applicants Other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Family Resource Centers funded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) are eligible to apply.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-001-0890
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 0000
Total Available $35,000
Recipient Amount $10,000-$15,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Each Family Resource Center (FRC) will receive $10,000. These funds are to be spent for outreach activities, to include regional family events for families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Each FRC must submit a plan to Nancy Grosz Sager by July 31, outlining the outreach events that will be held between August 1, 2012, and September 30, 2012. Family Focus will receive an additional amount of $5,000 to develop a data base to record the information gathered from Parent Links contacts with families of infants identified through the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program. Family Focus will prepare an annual report, due March 30 of each year they receive a Parent Links grant, summarizing the information collected and recorded in the data base.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date July 31, 2012
Expected Notification Date September 17, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Nancy Grosz Sager, 916-327-3868,
Fiscal Beckie Robinson, 916-327-3530,
Division State Special Schools and Services Division, 916-327-3850 (phone), 916-445-4550 (fax)
Last Modified: September 17, 2012
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