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Family Empowerment Centers on Disability Grant

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

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.

Program Questions: Patrick Garcia-Smith, Education Programs Consultant, email:, phone: 916-322-5101

Downloading Questions: Timothy Nash, Programs and Partnerships Unit, email:, phone: 916-319-0465

Document Description
Cover Letter
Cover letter for the Family Empowerment Centers on Disability Fiscal Year (FY) 2022–23 RFA. This RFA is intended for applicants proposing to establish a new center in a region that does not have an FEC.
Request for Applications (DOCX) Instructions and forms for completing the Family Empowerment Centers on Disability RFA; June 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.
Errata #1 Provides corrections regarding Los Angeles County Catchment Areas.
Errata #2 Provides corrections to the timeline regarding notification and appeal dates.
Form A: Intent to Submit an Application (PDF) Interested applicants must submit Form A for the FEC Expansion Grant to the California Department of Education, Special Education Division by email at by 5 p.m. on March 11, 2022.
Form B: Application Face Page (PDF)

Applicants shall complete Form B and attach it to the front of the completed application.

Form D: Project Work Plan (PDF)

Applicants shall complete Form D, which presents the key milestones and tasks for the proposed FEC program for the first year of the project (June 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023).

Form E: Budget and Grant Expenditure Guidance (XLSX) Applicants shall complete Form E to be submitted with the application.
Technical Assistance Webinar

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Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications (Posted June-2021)

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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