Babies Can't Wait Program Seeks Public Input
The Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program (http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw) is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Babies Can't Wait provides a comprehensive, coordinated interagency system of early intervention services for children with developmental delays or disabilities ages birth to three years and their families.
The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Division of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency administrative agency for the BCW system. As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C section 34 CFR §§303.110-303.113, “the State must publish its Part C application or policy in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the State at least 60-days prior to the date on which the application or policy is submitted and allow an opportunity for public comments on the application or policy for at least 30 days during that 60-day publication period”.
In order to meet this requirement, BCW invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) from March 10, 2011 to May 10, 2011.
The proposed Grant Application can be reviewed during the public comment period online at (http://health.state.ga.us) and at a number of locations statewide. Comments may be made in writing, via email or facsimile, or at a Public Hearing.
Written, email, and facsimile comments will be received until May 10, 2011 and should be sent to: Chase Bolds, Babies Can’t Wait Program Manager 2 Peachtree Street NW, #11-112 Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3186 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facsimile: (404) 657-2878.
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