IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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amount of 1.25 percent of the aggregate amount available to all States under Part C of the Act so that the Secretary of the Interior can distribute funds to tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia to coordinate assistance in providing early intervention services by States to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families on reservations served by elementary and secondary schools operated or funded by the Secretary of the Interior. The
1.25 percent payment by the Department of Education to the
Secretary of the Interior is required by section 643(b)(1) of the Act, which provides that this percentage be taken from the aggregate amount of Part C funds available to all States.
Section 643(b)(1) of the Act and §303.731(a)(1)
clearly state that funds provided under this section are to be used for the coordination of assistance in the provision of early intervention services by States to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families on reservations served by elementary schools and secondary schools for Indian children operated or funded by the Department of the Interior. Under section 634(1), the lead agency is responsible for ensuring that early intervention services are available to all infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, including Indian infants