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intervention programs.

Discussion: Section 637(a) of the Act requires each State that seeks Part C funding to submit an application to the Secretary for approval. This section of the Act also describes the information that must be included in the State application. Pursuant to section 637(a)(3)(A) of the Act, each State must submit as part of its application

“information demonstrating to the Secretary’s satisfaction

that the State has in effect the statewide system required

by section 633” of the Act.

Pursuant to section 637(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we continue to require each State to submit in its application the policies, procedures, methods and budgetary and other

information required in §§303.201 through 303.212, though,

for the sake of clarity, we list the specific regulatory

sections (i.e., §§303.203, 303.204, 303.206, 303.207,

303.208, 303.209, and 303.211). This requirement ensures

that a State’s application includes, for example, its

policies regarding its system of payments (i.e., financial sources such as insurance or family fees to pay for Part C services) and its definition of developmental delay. These policies and procedures, among others required in

§§303.203, 303.204, 303.206, 303.207, 303.208, 303.209, and

303.211, are critical to understanding a State’s