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Babies Can’t Wait Public Comment Period

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The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, aged 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 Grant Application FFY 2020 from March 1, 2020 to May 1, 2020. The public may review the grant application and revised policy online (http://dph.georgia.gov/bcw-part-c-application) and comment in three ways:

  1. Written comments will be received until May 1, 2020.
    Babies Can’t Wait
    ATTN: Lisa Pennington
    EI Deputy Director/Part C Coordinator
    2 Peachtree Street NW, 11th Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30303-13422
  2. Email comments will be received until May 1, 2020.
    DPH-MCHDO@dph.ga.gov (Use subject line: Part C or Public Comment)
  3. Facsimile comments will be received until May 1, 2020.
    State BCW Office Fax: 404-657-2773 ATTN: Lisa Pennington

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