Department of Health, Division of Children's Medical Services  



    Division of Children's Medical Services

    Children's Medical Services, Early Steps Program

    Public Participation Process for Florida’s FFY 2016-2017

    Renewal Application for Funds

    The Early Steps State Office (ESSO), lead agency for implementation of IDEA, Part C in Florida, is publishing the proposed annual renewal application for funds under IDEA, Part C, in accordance with §441 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) at 20 USC 1232d(b)(7)(B) and IDEA, Part C at 34 CFR §303.208. The proposed annual renewal application is available for public review from January 20, 2016 through March 19, 2016. The opportunity to comment on the proposed annual renewal application is from February 2, 2016 through March 3, 2016.

    When providing public comment, please identify the specific section of the proposed annual renewal application that applies to your comments. Responses to individual questions will not be provided; however, the ESSO will review and consider all feedback and make modifications deemed necessary.

    Comments may be submitted one of the following ways:

    1. Email to; or

    2. Via postal mail to Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services, Early Steps State Office, ATTN: Kelly Rogers, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1707.

    Any person requesting a hard copy of the application may contact Kelly Rogers at (850)245-4200 or send an email request to

    Your comments will assist the ESSO in ensuring a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers and their families.

    The proposed annual application can be found at

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