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BCW Part C Application

ATLANTA (GA) – The Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families.  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of 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) 2014 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Fiscal PoliciesThe public may review the grant application and revised policy online (https://dph.georgia.gov/bcw-part-c-application) . Written, email and facsimile comments will be received until April 17, 2014 and should be sent to:

  1. Written comments send to :
Babies Can't Wait
Attn: Phyllis Turner, Interim BCW Program Manager
2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11-406
Atlanta, GA 30303-13422
 
  1. Email comments send to  :

MCHDO@dhr.state.ga.us (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment)

  1. Facsimile comments send to :

State BCW Office Fax: (404-657-2763)

  1. In Person verbal comments at a Public Hearing

DPH invites interested persons to attend Public Hearings and present public comments.  To allow an opportunity for all to be heard, comments will be limited to five minutes.  More information about Georgia’s BCW early intervention program is available at (http://dph.georgia.gov/Babies-Cant-Wait) .

District

Date/Time

Location

BCW Contact

1-1, Northwest, Rome

 March 19, 2014
 4:30 - 6:00 PM
NW GA Dept of Public Health
1309 Redmond Rd, NW
Rome, GA 30165
 Scottie Worthington, EIC
 (706)802-5076

3-5, DeKalb

 March 20, 2014
 4:30 -7:30PM
Vinson Auditorium
440 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30030
 Stefani Carter, EIC
 (404)294-3833

8-2, Southwest, Albany

 March 18, 2014
 430 -7:00 PM
Albany BCW District Office
1306 Slappey Blvd
Albany, GA 31701
 Lynn Burson, EIC
 (229)430-4213