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Education_Grants for Infants and Families with Disabilities
OFFICE OF SPECIAL
EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1471-1485.
To assist each State to
develop and implement a Statewide, comprehensive, coordinated,
multidisciplinary, interagency system to provide early intervention services
for infants and toddlers with disabilities, and their families.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are used to assist States in implementing and maintaining their
Statewide systems of early intervention services. Funding may also be used to
provide direct services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their
families that are not otherwise provided by other public or private sources,
to expand and improve on services for infants and toddlers with disabilities
that are otherwise available and to provide a free appropriate public
education, in accordance with Subchapter II, to children with disabilities
from their third birthday to the beginning of the following school year. This
program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted
indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For
assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group
Applicant Eligibility: The 50 States, the District of Columbia, the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Secretary of the Interior and the following
jurisdictions: Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of
the Northern Mariana Islands.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Infants and toddlers with disabilities and
their families will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation: Costs will be determined in accordance with
OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local, or Indian tribal governments. No State
or jurisdiction may receive a grant unless the Secretary has approved the
application and statement of assurances for that State.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination: The standard application forms as
furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be
used for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372,
"Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should
consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his
or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be
followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for
Application Procedure: Specific application procedures are provided in
the application form for the program. This program is excluded from coverage
under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure: All eligible applicants receive awards if they have
Deadlines: Specific deadlines are announced annually in the Federal
Register. For further information contact the headquarters office.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Thirty to 90 days.
Appeals: The Secretary shall not disapprove such an application or
statement of assurances unless the Secretary determines, after notice and
opportunity for a hearing, that the application or statement of assurances fails
to comply with the requirements of Section 678.
Renewals: Grants are renewed annually, upon staff review and accepting
evidence of satisfactory performance, and the availability of funds.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Awards are based on each applicants
proportionate share of children, aged birth through two years, in their general
population, based on the most recent census data. No State receives less than
0.5 percent of the funds available for all States. The Department of Interior
receives 1.25 percent of the amount available to States. The territories receive
up to 1 percent of the funds appropriated.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Grants are issued each year.
The obligation period is one fiscal year (a 15-month period from July 1 through
September 30) plus a one year carryover provision.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: An annual report to the Governor and to the Secretary by the
State Interagency Coordinating Council on the status of early intervention
programs operated within the State, and a report of the data required under
Section 641(e)(1)(D) of the Act, and other information that the Secretary may
require, including information required under Section 618 of the Act must be
submitted and as required by the Education Department General Administration
Regulations (EDGAR) for State administered programs (34 CFR 76). Financial and
performances reports are required annually.
Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133
(Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and
Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial
assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend
less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit
requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records: As required by EDGAR for State administered programs (34 CFR
76). Generally, State and contractors must retain records related to grant funds
and compliance for a period of 5-years.
Account Identification: 91-0300-0-1-501.
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01 $383,567,000; FY 02 est $417,000,000; and
FY 03 est $437,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
For 2015, regular annual allotments to States, including DC and Puerto Rico ranged from, $2,148,938 to $52,545,235; with an average award of $8,265,145.
In fiscal year 2001, all eligible applicants received funds; 230,853 infants
and toddlers with disabilities were served.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Final regulations were published in the Federal Register on June 22, 1989, as
amended, August 19, 1992, July 30, 1993, and April 14, 1998.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
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Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Funds are used to implement and maintain statewide systems of early
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
All eligible applicants who submit information indicating they meet the
requirements of 34 CFR 303, Subpart C, are entitled to receive grants.