CDS Seeks Public Input on the Revised Part C System of Payments Policy

Child Development Services (CDS) seeking public input on its recently revised System of Payments policy for Part C services. The revised policy reflects the feedback that CDS received from stakeholders and the State Interagency Coordinating Council regarding the implementation of a family fee for receipt of Part C services for families who meet income guidelines. That feedback overwhelmingly expressed concern that the use of a family fee would decrease the number of families accessing Part C services, necessitate the addition of at least one position to the State Office team, require increased expenditures in postage and for the tracking of payments, and that the revenue generated from a family fee would be minimal and fail to justify the anticipated challenges and costs. The revised policy can be found at . Feedback will be accepted until January 31, 2020 and can be submitted to, using“SoP input” the subject line.