To receive a grant award under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C (IDEA Part C) to support the provision of early intervention services and supports to children with disabilities or developmental delays, each state must complete an annual grant application to the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
To ensure an opportunity for the public to provide input, this application must be posted for 60 calendar days and open for public comment for 30 days within the same 60-day period. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) federal fiscal year 2022 (FFY 2022) draft state application and spending plan for IDEA Part C will be posted for 60 days on the OSSE website beginning Tuesday, March 8, 2022, and will be posted until Saturday, May 7, 2022.
The public will have the opportunity to make comments on the applications from Tuesday, March 8, 2022, until Thursday, April 7, 2022. Individuals may direct their comments to Andres Alvarado, director of the Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program (DCEIP), by email at [email protected] or [email protected].
For more information or questions regarding the application or the public comment period, please contact Andres Alvarado.