BCW Part C Grant Application and Public Reporting
Part C Grant Application Information
The mission for Part C/Babies Can't Wait: Part C early intervention builds on and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children's learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for the administration of the Part C system through the Babies Can’t Wait Program. 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.” Part C Grant applications are typically submitted to the Office of Special Education at the beginning of May each year, with the public comment period starting at the beginning of March. The link for the current Part C grant application is posted at the bottom of the page.
**There may be instances where changes in BCW policy also require public comment with an opportunity to share comments in person. Notification of those changes will be made public consistent with the IDEA requirements, and in-person locations provided for public comment.
Participants can submit comments during the public comment period (March-May) by mail, email, or fax:
1. Written comments:
Babies Can't Wait
2 Peachtree Street NW, 11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-13422
2. Email comments:
DPH-MCHDO@dph.ga.gov (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment)
3. Fax comments:
State BCW Office fax: (404) 657-2773, Attn: Kevin Byrd
4. In-person 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.
Babies Can't Wait Annual Performance Reports and State Performance Plans
Each year Babies Can't Wait is required to submit an Annual Performance Report to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on key program compliance and performance indicators. Information on statewide and local performance for each of the indicators is posted below within the Public Reporting Data documents.
Page last updated 12/23/20