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central directory is accessible and is also subject to the requirements of these other Federal laws.

Regarding access to the central directory by non- English speaking families, recipients of Federal funds, including lead agencies, must take reasonable steps to ensure that persons of limited English proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access to programs and activities funded by the Federal government under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and implementing regulations (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq. and 34 CFR 100.1 et seq.). Because the lead agency is responsible for ensuring that the central directory is

accessible in §303.117 and such accessibility includes

providing LEP persons with meaningful access under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we decline to make the changes requested by the commenters.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter requested that the Department

revise §303.117 to include more guidance on the actual

contents of the central directory. A few commenters recommended that lead agencies be required to update the central directory at least annually.

Discussion: Section 635(a)(7) of the Act requires that the central directory include information on early intervention services, resources, and experts available in the State and