Annual Part C Grant Application

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS), as lead agency for Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, is providing the public the opportunity to review and comment on California’s draft IDEA, Part C grant application for 2020 federal early intervention funds. The application is for Early Start, California’s statewide system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers (birth to three years of age) with disabilities and their families. The application addresses the State budget period beginning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The application will be posted for at least 60 days beginning February 29, 2020 according to federal requirements. Please note that information may be updated prior to submission to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) based on OSEP’s guidance and receipt of more recent information.

DDS will accept public input on the application beginning February 29, 2020 through April 28, 2020. Persons submitting comments on specific items in the application should identify the item, referenced by the page number, and indicate support, opposition, suggested changes, additions or deletions pertaining to the specific item. Input will be considered if submitted to and received by the DDS contact person listed prior to April 29, 2020. Comments on the application will be summarized by DDS and forwarded to OSEP.

Contact Information

Sharon DeRego, Manager
Monitoring and Family Services Branch
Department of Developmental Services
E-mail: early.start@dds.ca.gov
Public Hearings will be conducted on April 1, 2020 and April 15, 2020. On both days, input will be heard from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via teleconference at (877) 336-1829, Passcode 976305.

Last modified: April 24, 2020