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levels of State and local funds expended for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

The U.S. Department of Interior performs two roles under section 643 of the Act. First, section 643(b) of the Act requires the Secretary of the Interior to distribute the entirety of Part C funds received from the Secretary of Education to tribes, tribal organizations, or consortia of those entities for the coordination of assistance and provision of early intervention services by States to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families on reservations served by elementary and secondary schools for Indian children operated or funded by the Secretary of the Interior. Second, the Secretary of the Interior, in accordance with section 643(b)(5) of the Act, must submit to the Secretary of Education on a biennial basis a report that includes a summary of the information that tribes, tribal organizations, or consortia that receive Part C funds must submit to the Secretary of the Interior under this section.

Finally, in order to avoid confusion and to ensure consistency between the language in the Act and the language in the regulations, we have maintained the heading of this regulatory section to be the same as the

corresponding section in the Act (the heading “Payments to