October 2, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is seeking public input on how to maximize funding for the Early Childhood Intervention program, as directed by the 2020-21 General Appropriations Act, House Bill 1, 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, Article II, HHSC, Rider 98.

The public comment period will be open until Oct. 25, 2019.


We welcome your input on one or more of the following questions. Email your responses and contact information (name, organization, title and phone number) to: eci.policy@hhsc.state.tx.us.

  1. What ideas should HHSC explore for maximizing ECI funding?
  2. Do you have any suggestions on how to restructure ECI contracts in order to maximize the expenditure of appropriations or incentivize quality services?
  3. What other state or federal funding sources would you suggest HHSC explore for ECI?
  4. Are there specific opportunities to realize cost-savings in ECI that you recommend HHSC explore?

Read HHSC’s initial Rider 98 report (PDF).