BCW Part C Grant Application and Public Reporting


Part C Grant Application Information

Babies Can't Wait (BCW) is Georgia’s statewide early intervention program for infants and toddlers with special needs, from birth to three years-of-age and their families.  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW 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.”

In order to meet this requirement, BCW invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Part C Grant Application Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 from March 1, 2021 to May 3, 2021. The Part C grant application and revised policy are available for public review at http://dph.georgia.gov/bcw-part-c-application.


Deadline for all comments May 3, 2021

  • Send comments by mail to:

Babies Can’t Wait

Attn: Kimberlee Spencer

Part C Coordinator / Early Intervention Deputy Director

2 Peachtree Street NW, 11 Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303

  • Email comments to: [email protected] (Subject line: Part C Public Comment)
  • Fax comments to: State BCW Office Fax: (404) 738- 0103 Attn: Kimberlee Spencer 
  • In-person comments at a public hearing - DPH invites interested persons to attend virtual public hearings and present public comments. To allow an opportunity for all to be heard, comments will be limited to five minutes.


**Note: If interpretation/translation services are needed during the public comment hearing please notify LaToya Reynolds @[email protected]

Location: WebEx Links

Date/Time: March 9, 2021 4pm-6pm

Date/Time: March 10, 2021 4pm- 6pm

Date/Time: March 11, 2021 4pm-6pm

Contact [email protected]  for more information

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.

Note: The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 allocation has been used for the FFY 2021 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C grant application. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will revise the application upon receipt of the FFY 2021 allocation table from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Page last updated 3/1/21