IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
Note: This document has been delivered to the Office of the Federal Register but has not yet been scheduled for publication. The official version of this document is the document that is published in the Federal Register.
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