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 2024 federal early intervention funds. The federal funds for this grant go toward Early Start, California’s statewide system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers (birth to three years of age) who have developmental delays or are at high risk of developing developmental delays, and their families.

Members of the public are encouraged to view the posted grant and submit public comments by May 20, 2024. The Part C Grant Application is posted online,

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 received no later than May 20, 2024.

Feedback or additional questions regarding the Part C Grant Application can be submitted via email to: