NECTAC List of Part C Lead Agencies

As a means to building collaborative relationships with state Part C providers, the list identifies the lead agency for Part C services in each state and territory. Disabilities coordinators, Technical Assistance Providers, parents of children with disabilities, and Early Head Start partners will be able to determine which agency to contact regarding infant and toddlers with disabilities. This list also demonstrates the variation between states in designation of Part C responsibilities.

The following section is provided courtesy of the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center.

State/Jurisdiction 1, 2

Lead Agency/Lead Agency Subdivision 

Alabama

Rehabilitation Services

Alaska

Health and Social Services

American Samoa

Health

Arizona

Economic Security

Arkansas

Human Services/Developmental Disabilities

California

Developmental Services

Colorado

Human Services/Developmental Disabilities

Connecticut

Developmental Services

Delaware

Health and Social Services

District of Columbia

Education

Florida

Health

Georgia

Maternal and Child Health/Public Health

Guam

Education

Hawaii

Health

Idaho

Health & Welfare

Illinois

Human Services

Indiana

Family and Social Services

Iowa

Education

Kansas

Health and Environment

Kentucky

Health and Family Services/Public Health

Louisiana

Health and Hospitals/Developmental Disabilities

Maine

Education

Maryland

Education

Massachusetts

Public Health

Michigan

Education

Minnesota

Education

Mississippi

Health

Missouri

Education

Montana

Public Health and Human Services

Nebraska

Education and Health and Human Services (Co-Lead)

Nevada

Health and Human Services

New Hampshire

Health and Human Services

New Jersey

Health and Senior Services

New Mexico

Health/Developmental Disabilities Support Division

New York

Health

North Carolina

Health and Human Services

North Dakota

Human Services

Northern Mariana Islands

Education

Ohio

Health

Oklahoma

Education

Oregon

Education

Pennsylvania

Public Welfare

Puerto Rico

Health

Rhode Island

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

South Carolina

First Steps to School Readiness

South Dakota

Education

Tennessee

Education

Texas

Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Utah

Health

Vermont

Education and Human Services (Co-Lead)

Virgin Islands

Health

Virginia

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Washington

Early Learning

West Virginia

Health and Human Resources

Wisconsin

Health Family

Wyoming

Health

1 Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands and Republic of Palau are not currently eligible for this federal program.

2 The Department of the Interior (DOI) receives allocation from the U.S. Department of Education, which then is distributed by DOI to tribes.

The most up-to-date link can be found here: http://ectacenter.org/partc/ptclead.asp

NECTAC List of Part C Lead Agencies. Part C Updates: Seventh in a Series of Updates on Selected Aspects of the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). ED/OSERS/OSEP. 2005. English.

Last Reviewed: February 2016

Last Updated: February 9, 2016