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services under the option described in §303.211.

We have not amended §303.211(b)(7) as requested by the

commenters; however, we have removed the parenthetical in

new §303.302(c)(1)(ii)(A) (proposed §303.301(c)(1)(ii)(A))

and new §303.303(c)(11) (proposed §303.302(c)(11)). The

parenthetical in §303.302(c)(1)(ii)(A) (proposed

§303.301(c)(1)(ii)(A)) limits coordination of the child

find system with programs that provide services under the Family Violence and Prevention Act to States that elect to make services available under this part to children after

the age of three. The parenthetical in new §303.303(c)(11)

(proposed §303.302(c)(11)) limits the scope of domestic

violence shelters and agencies as primary referral sources

to “domestic violence shelters and agencies in States that

elect to make services available under this part to

children after the age of three.”

The Department’s position is that domestic violence

shelters and agencies should be considered primary referral sources regardless of whether the State that they are

located in elects to make services available under this

part to children after the age of three. It is the

Department’s position that it is not appropriate to limit

either coordination or referrals in this manner and, thus,

we have removed each parenthetical in new §303.302(c)(1)