Federal Fiscal Year 2015

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

The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) is soliciting comments regarding the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 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 May 22, 2015. 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 April 21, 2015 prior to being adopted. Public comment will be accepted until close of business on May 22, 2015.  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 being arranged so check back for the specifics. Each person presenting oral testimony is asked to provide a written copy of his/her testimony at the time the testimony is presented.

Date: June 4, 2015

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location:

Illinois Department of Human Services
401 South Clinton, , 5th Floor
HFS Conference Room
Chicago, Illinois

Date: June 8, 2015

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location:

McFarland Mental Health Facility
901 Southwind Road, 2nd Floor
Administrative Building
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.

Section I of the Part C Grant Application FFY 2015

Section II of the Part C Grant Application FFY 2015

Section III of the Part C Grant Application FFY 2015

Section IV of the Part C Grant Application FFY 2015

Final Child & Family Connections (CFC) Procedure Manual as of April 20, 2015