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Family Empowerment Centers


Funding Description

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 40 centers serve families with children and young adults with disabilities from ages three through eighteen inclusive, and young adults from ages nineteen through twenty-two 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 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

Funding

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 2023-24
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5810 / 8290
Total Available $13,786,000
Recipient Amount Varies
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 2022 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date September 1, 2023

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#pca14301fec]
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#pca14301fec]
Funding ResultsFamily Empowerment Centers [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r18/fec23result.asp]
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Patrick Garcia-Smith, Education Programs Consultant, 916-322-5101, PPL@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Timothy Nash, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-319-0465, PPL@cde.ca.gov
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: June 8, 2023
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