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Public review and comment period announced for infant-toddler program grant application and new federal regulations

 

For release: Immediate    February 10, 2012
Contact: Mark Van Sciver, 919-707-5059

RALEIGH – The N.C. Infant-Toddler Program’s federal Part C grant application and new federal regulations are available for public review and comment.

  • The public review period is Feb. 10 - March 10.
  • The public comment period is March 11 - April 9.

Part C grant application

The non-competitive awards help states and territories provide coordinated systems of comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, interagency programs of early intervention service for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The application describes how funding will be used to provide supports and services to children and their families.

Federal regulations and proposed changes

The new federal regulations reflect changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. They provide necessary changes to help improve early intervention program services and outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities, and their families. The regulations focus on measuring and improving outcomes for children. This helps ensure that these children are ready for preschool and kindergarten.

The public may access the Part C application, new federal regulations and the Infant-Toddler Program Manual at www.beearly.nc.gov.

Public comment may be made by:

  • Email : ei.publiccomment@dhhs.nc.gov
  • Fax : Part C Coordinator at 919-870-4834; or
  • Letter:

    c/o Part C Coordinator,
    Early Intervention Branch,
    1916 Mail Service Center,
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1916.

  • Public hearings:
    1. Wed., March 21, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Cardinal Room , Building 3, 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh
    2. Thurs., March 29, 4 – 6 p.m., N.C. School for the Deaf Chapel, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton

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