IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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requirement that States obtain approval by the Secretary before implementing any policy, procedure, method, or
budget information that is required in §§303.200 through
303.212 to be submitted as part of the States’ application.
This requirement was reflected in proposed §303.208(b). We
did deviate from the language in proposed §303.208(b) by
referring to policies, procedures, methods and budget
information required in §§303.203, 303.204, 303.206,
303.207, 303.208, 303.209, and 303.211--rather than those
required in §§303.200 through 303.212, more generally.
Comment: A few commenters recommended that the Department
add the word “shall” to the end of §303.208(a)(2).
Discussion: As noted elsewhere in this discussion, we have
restructured §303.208 to clarify the entire section. Given
the revisions made to this the section, the commenters’
requested change is no longer applicable.
Comment: One commenter expressed concern that requiring States to seek approval of the Secretary before implementing policies, procedures, and methods that are subject to the public participation requirements in
proposed §303.208(b) (new §303.101(c)) will impede a
State’s ability to respond in a timely way to the local
needs of eligible children, families, and early