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barriers identified by lead agencies in intra-agency and interagency coordination that correspond to the areas under

the lead agency’s single line of responsibility (i.e.,

child find, monitoring, financial responsibility, provision of early intervention services, and transition).

Thus, the Department’s position is that the language

in §303.604(a)(3) is consistent with section 641(e) of the

Act. Section 303.604(a)(3) ensures that the Council advises the lead agency in exercising its authority under section 635(a)(10) of the Act to ensure that there is a

single line of responsibility for the State’s Part C

statewide system.

Additionally, although section 641(e)(1)(A) of the Act only refers to interagency agreements, we have included in

§303.604(a)(3), the Council’s role in promoting intra-

agency agreements. We have included the reference to intra-agency agreements because within many lead agencies that are also SEAs, separate offices administer the early intervention service program under Part C of the Act and the preschool program under Part B of the Act. To facilitate the identification of, and the provision of early intervention services to, infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, many SEA lead agencies have developed intra-agency memoranda or agreements to meet