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Bureau data available at the time the Department issues Part C grants, and that data could, in some years, result in changes in the estimated allocations within 120 days of making awards.

Changes: None.

Comment: None.

Discussion: To be consistent with section 643(c)(1) of the

Act, we have added the words “and any amount to be reserved

for State incentive grants under §303.734” to §303.732(d)

(1).

Changes: We have added “and any amount to be reserved for

State incentive grants under §303.734” to §303.732(d)(1).

Reservation for State incentive grants (§303.734)

Comment: A few commenters supported §303.734(a), which

requires the Secretary to reserve 15 percent of the appropriated amount exceeding $460,000,000 to make available State incentive grants to States that implement the option to continue to provide early intervention services to children age three and older. However, many commenters objected to the set-aside for States that are carrying out a policy under section 635(c) of the Act stating that the overall funding levels for the Part C program are inadequate to serve the current population of children ages birth to age three, let alone the population