IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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uses EIS providers to complete its child count, then the
lead agency must:”
Allocation of Funds
Payments to Indians (§303.731)
Comment: One commenter requested that the Department
clarify how the 1.25 percent amount in §303.731, regarding
Part C funds provided by the Department to the Secretary of
the Interior, is calculated or from where this percent is
derived. The commenter suggested that the funding for tribes should be determined by the same funding formula that is used for States.
A few commenters suggested revising this section to require tribes and States to continue to collaborate and coordinate services and also to describe the role of the Secretary of the Interior related to the funding of all tribes that wish to participate as partners in the Part C program. The commenters further recommended adding a non- supplanting clause to this section. One commenter recommended that the title of this section be revised to
read: “Payments to Indian Tribes, Tribal Organizations, or
Consortia” because the current heading is misleading and
may be offensive to some.
Discussion: Section 303.731(a) provides that the Secretary will make payments to the Secretary of the Interior in the