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

Technical assistance (Sec. 300.702)

Comment: One commenter requested that the regulations clarify whether the technical assistance funds referred to in Sec. 300.702 are available to both SEAs and lead agencies under Part C of the Act.

Discussion: Section 300.702, consistent with section 611(c) of the Act, allows the Secretary to reserve funds under Part B of the Act to support technical assistance activities authorized in section 616(i) of the Act. Under section 642 of the Act, section 616 applies to the early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities under Part C of the Act. Section 616(i) of the Act requires the Secretary to review the data collection and analysis capacity of States to ensure that data and information necessary for monitoring the implementation of Parts B and C of the Act are collected, analyzed, and accurately reported to the Secretary, and to provide technical assistance, as needed. Therefore the technical assistance referred to in Sec. 300.702 can be provided to both SEAs and lead agencies under Part C of the Act.

Changes: None.