Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 20014 

Federal Fiscal Year 2014

United States Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs
Washington, DC 20202-2600

Early Intervention's Main Page

Print Version of FFY 2014 Annual Grant Application (pdf)

OMB NO. 1820-0550

Expires: 08/31/2014

CFDA No. 84.181A

The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) is soliciting comments regarding the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Part C State Application (Application). Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) addresses services for children birth to 3 years of age with developmental disabilities or delays and their families. The Department will be accepting public comment on the Application until March 15, 2014. You may view the Application below.


Pursuant to Part C of IDEA, as amended in 2011, DHS has revised policy to bring the Illinois Early Intervention Program into compliance with Part C Federal Regulations. Revisions to these policies and procedures for the operation of Child and Family Connections (CFC) offices and have been proposed and posted for 30 days beginning February 14, 2014 prior to being adopted. Public comment will be accepted until close of business on March 15, 2014. You may view the revised policies (CFC Procedure Manual) by clicking on the link below.


Copies of the Application and the CFC Procedure Manual are available for review by the public at all 25 CFC offices. For Illinois residents, you may locate the CFC office closest you by calling 800/323-4769 or online by visiting the DHS Office Locator. Any comments on either the Application or CFC Procedure Manual should be submitted in writing to:

Illinois Department of Human Services
Bureau of Early Intervention
823 East Monroe
Springfield, IL 62701


In addition, public hearings must be held on this revised policy in accordance with Part C Federal Regulations. The dates, times and locations are listed below. Each person presenting oral testimony is asked to provide a written copy of his/her testimony at the time the testimony is presented.

Date:  March 17, 2014 

Time:  10am to 12pm

Location:

Illinois Department of Human Services
401 South Clinton, 4th Floor - Room 4S4
Chicago, Illinois

Date:  March 19, 2014 

Time:  2:30pm to 4:30pm

Location:

Illinois Department of Human Services
100 South Grand Avenue, East, 2nd Floor - FCS Conference Room 
Springfield, Illinois

Public hearings will be accessible to persons with special needs in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Those who need special accommodations should contact Jenni Grissom at 217/524-1596.