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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 3 to 18 inclusive, and young adults from ages 19 to 22 who had an individualized education program prior to their eighteenth birthday.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Nonprofit organizations
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
As mandated, the centers must: (1) have a private, non-profit 501(c)(3)status; (2) have a board majority (51 percent) of 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, to 22

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Act Item 6110-161-0890; Schedule (5); Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.027A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
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 on the 2013 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
July 31, 2014

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
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r18/fec14result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Kristin Wright, Education Programs Consultant
Phone : 916-319-0756
E-mail : kwright@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Debbie Rizzo, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Phone : 916-327-3676
E-mail : drizzo@cde.ca.gov
Division Special Education Division
Phone : 916-323-1323
Fax : 916-445-4108

Last Modified: August 12, 2014

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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