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Family Empowerment Centers on Disability Grant

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

Funding Description

The California Department of Education, Special Education Division is pleased to announce the availability of the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Family Empowerment Centers (FECs) on Disability Grant pursuant to Education Code Section 56402(b)(1) to establish new FECs in the regions of the state established under the Early Start Family Resource Centers that do not have an FEC, contingent upon the availability of funds.


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 Prior year recipients will continue to participate in the grant and will receive further funding.
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 Act Item 6100-161-0890; Schedule (5); Provision (5); Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.027A.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5810 / 8290
Total Available $4,048,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Each center will receive a minimum amount of $246,000 plus an additional amount based on each region's total enrollment on the 2020 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.

Important Dates

Date Application Available February 25, 2022
Due Date March 25, 2022
Expected Notification Date June 1, 2022

Additional Information

Application Family Empowerment Centers on Disability Grant []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsFamily Empowerment Centers on Disability Grant []
Other Unavailable


Program Patrick Garcia-Smith, Education Programs Consultant, 916-322-5101,
Fiscal Timothy Nash, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-319-0465,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: May 23, 2022
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