DDS: Department of Developmental Services Stimulus Project

Department of Developmental Services
Stimulus Project
 
 
{CT Recovery}
 
Overview of Agency's Role in Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
 
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the lead agency for the Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities program.  In Connecticut, that is called the Birth to Three System.  All 50 states in the U.S. have similar programs for their residents.  The purpose of the program is to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, to minimize their potential for developmental delay and to enhance the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities.  Congress appropriates some federal funding each year to each state for this program, although 90% of the program is state funding.  Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, an additional $4,089,969 was added to Connecticut’s Part C grant award.  Funds must be committed no later than September 30, 2011.
 
 
Agency's Stimulus Accountability Officer
Ed Morettini, Budget Director
Department of Developmental Services
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 418-6023
 
Formal Correspondence
 
Funds for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Made Available Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education April, 2009
 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: IDEA Recovery Funds for Services to Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities.  U.S. Department of Education April 1, 2009
 
Required Reports based on provisions in AARA
 
The ARRA contains a number of reporting provisions.  All reports associated with efforts funded through the ARRA will be posted by the agency as they become available.
 
 
Use of Funds
 
Decisions about the use of these funds to sustain the Birth to Three System have not yet been made and will most likely be delayed until later in Fiscal Year 2010.  Those decisions will be posted by the agency as they become available.
 
 
 
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