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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Regulations

4000-01-U
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
34 CFR Parts 300 and 301
RIN 1820-AB57
Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities

AGENCY:Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.
ACTION:Final regulations.
SUMMARY: The Secretary issues final regulations governing the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities Program. These regulations are needed to implement changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (Act or IDEA).
DATES:These regulations take effect on (INSERT DATE 60 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:These regulations implement changes in the regulations governing the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities Program necessitated by the reauthorization of the IDEA. With the issuance of these final regulations, part 301 has been removed and the regulations implementing the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities Program are included under subpart H of these final regulations.

On June 21, 2005, the Secretary published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (70 FR 35782) (NPRM) to amend the regulations governing the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program, the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities Program, and Service Obligations under Special Education Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. In the preamble to the NPRM, the Secretary discussed, on pages 35783 through 35819, the changes proposed to the regulations for these programs; specifically, the amendments to 34 CFR part 300, the removal of 34 CFR part 301 and relocation of those provisions to subpart H of 34 CFR part 300, and the amendments to 34 CFR part 304.

Final regulations for 34 CFR Part 304--Special Education-Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities were published in the Federal Register (71 FR 32396) on June 5, 2006, and became effective July 5, 2006.

Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1221e-3, 1406, 1411-1419, unless otherwise noted.