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commenters recommended that we include infants and toddlers in foster care in this list.

Discussion: The historically underrepresented populations

listed in §303.1(d) are the same as those listed in section

631(a)(5) of the Act, which refers to the need to enhance capacity to identify, evaluate, and meet the needs of all children, including historically underrepresented populations, particularly minority, low-income, inner-city, and rural children, and infants and toddlers in foster care.

The list in §303.1(d) is not exhaustive. Rather, this

list provides examples of historically underrepresented populations, for whom State and local agencies and EIS providers need to improve services. For this reason, including children who are wards of the State and homeless

children in §303.1(d) is not necessary. We also note that

other sections of the Act and these regulations identify specific child find and other responsibilities of States for identifying, evaluating, and meeting the needs of children who are homeless and wards of the State. For

example, §303.101(a)(1)(ii) through (a)(1)(iii) requires a

State, as a condition of receiving Part C funds, to provide an assurance that the State has adopted a policy to make appropriate early intervention services available to