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Details for Service Smart Start Health Related Activities
Service Name Smart Start Health Related Activities Program Name Support for Children with Identified Needs
Goal Provide services and supports to individuals and families experiencing health and safety needs to assist them in living successfully in the community.
Objective Assure that children with health and safety needs receive support services before those needs worsen or become irreversible.
Division Division of Child Development and Early Education
Service Description


Health-related activities are one of the services provided under the Smart Start program, which serves children from birth to age 5. This service is for children with special needs or at risk of developmental delay.  It is provided in addition to services supported by mental health or early intervention or special education funds.  It includes:

-Neonatal intensive care unit support

-Speech, physical or other therapists

-Behavior intervention specialists

-Parent-to-parent activities

-Coordination of services

Services are provided statewide through 75 local Smart Start partnership organizations.



Web Site www.ncsmartstart.org Year First Initiated 1993
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 5

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute NC 143B-168.10 Early Childhood Initiatives

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0