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program and the statewide child find system can play a critical role in the referral of children from the EHDI program to the Part C program to identify children potentially eligible for Part C early intervention services, including infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Therefore, we have added CHIP and EHDI to

the programs listed in new §303.302(c)(1)(ii) (proposed

§303.301(c)(1)(ii)).

Nothing precludes the State lead agency from coordinating with additional appropriate entities in the State, such as Grant-Supported Federally Qualified Health

Centers (“FQHCs”), which include Community Health Centers

and Healthcare for the Homeless Programs, see 42 U.S.C.

§§254b(a), 1396a(a)(10)(A), 1396d(a)(2)(C); the Temporary

Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, see 42 U.S.C.

§§601 et seq.; the supplemental nutrition program for

Women, Infants and Children (WIC), see 42 U.S.C. §§1786 et

seq.; and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

(“SNAP”) (formerly the Federal Food Stamp program), see 7

U.S.C. §§2011 et seq. Some of these programs may serve as

primary referral sources. We note that some States have adopted a centralized intake center for families for many State health, social welfare, public assistance, and other programs that target the health and welfare of children and