Babies Can’t Wait Public Comments & Public Hearing Notification to Families & Providers

Local Babies Can’t Wait Contact:   Tracy Weeden, Coordinator
Telephone:  800-429-6307

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 2019, and Fiscal Policies from March 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019. The public may review the grant application and revised policy online ( or at locations throughout the state and comment in four ways:

  1. Written comments will be received until May 1, 2019:
    Babies Can’t Wait
    Attn: Akilah Heggs Lee, Part C Coordinator
    2 Peachtree Street NW, 11th Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30303-13422
  2. Email comments will be received until May 1, 2019 (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment)
  3. Facsimile comments will be received until May 1, 2019
    State BCW Office Fax: (404-657-2773) Attn: Akilah Heggs Lee
  4. In Person verbal comments at a Public Hearing

March 14, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 Macon District Office, 201 Second St., Macon, GA 31201
March 21, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 Dekalb District office, 440 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030
March 28, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 Dalton District Office, 1710 Whitehouse Ct., Dalton, GA 30720

DPH invites interested persons to attend Public Hearings and present public comments. To allow an opportunity for all to be heard, comments will be limited to five minutes.

Please address any questions regarding the public comment period and public hearings to the local BCW contact listed at the top of the page.

BCW – Part C Early Intervention FFY2016 APR Data
Georgia Part C Application 2019