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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.

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 2024-25
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5810 / 8290
Total Available $601,823
Recipient Amount Varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The approved center will receive a minimum of $246,000 plus an additional amount based on each region's total enrollment on the 2023 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 29, 2024
Due Date March 22, 2024
Expected Notification Date July 25, 2024

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r18/fecexp24rfa.asp]
Background Local Educational Agency Grants [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#pca14301fec]
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Patrick Garcia-Smith, 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, 916-327-0878 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: January 29, 2024
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