84.393 Special Education Grants for Infants and Families, Recovery Act

To provide grants to States to assist them to implement and maintain a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency systems to make available early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Funds are used to implement and maintain statewide systems of early intervention services, provide direct services that are not otherwise provided by other public or private sources, and to expand or improve services that are otherwise available.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: Approximately 313,600 infants and toddlers with disabilities are expected to be served. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

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 eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities aged birth through 2 and their families that are not otherwise provided by other public or private sources, to expand and improve services for infants and toddlers with disabilities that are otherwise available, and to provide a free appropriate public education, in accordance with Part B of IDEA, to children with disabilities from their third birthday to the beginning of the following school year.

States also have the discretion to provide services to infants and toddlers who are at risk of having substantial developmental delays if they do not receive appropriate early intervention services.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 amended IDEA to allow states, at their discretion, to continue to serve children with disabilities under this program beyond age 2 until the children enter or are eligible to enter kindergarten or elementary school, if the children are otherwise eligible for services under the Preschool Grants Program (84.173), and previously received services under the Part C program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Elementary/Secondary Education; Youth Development

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Individual/Family; Education Professional; Student/Trainee; Disabled (e.g. Deaf, Blind, Physically Disabled); Mentally Disabled; School; Infant (0-5); Education (0-8)

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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

there is no separate application required for States to be eligible to receive funds under the Recovery Act.

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 review.

Environmental impact information is not required 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 review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. A State does not need to submit a new application to receive the first 50 percent of the Recovery Act funds because these funds will be made available to each State based on the State s eligibility determination for FY 2008 Part B funds. States must follow the procedures that will be required for funds under the regular Part B appropriation, which will become available July 1, 2009. In order to receive the remaining 50 percent of funds under the Recovery Act, a State must submit, for review and approval by the Department, an amendment to its application for FY 2009 funds to address the record keeping and reporting requirements under the ARRA. Specific application procedures are provided in the application form for the program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The State lead agency, the applicants for this program, are designated by the Governor.

Award Procedures

Grant awards representing 50 percent of the total State allocation under the Recovery Act will be forwarded to the State lead agency.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate for application deadlines.

Authorization

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1431-1444 and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Funds available under the Recovery Act are based on the regular Part C statutory formula. Awards are based on each applicants proportionate share of children, aged birth through two years, in the general population, based on the most recent satisfactory data available from the United States Bureau of the Census. No State receive less than 0.5 percent of the funds available for all States. The Outlying Areas receive up to 1 percent of the funds appropriated. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are available for obligation at the Federal level until September 30, 2010. State agencies have an additional 12-month period to obligate their funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

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 as 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.

Annual State Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports are submitted to the Department of Education by the lead agency on an annual basis.

For the ARRA program funds, States will report on how funds under this program are spent.

Additional information on record keeping and reporting requirements will be included in application instructions or program guidance to be provided later.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive 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. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have

Records

As required by EDGAR for State administered programs (34 CFR 76.730-731). Generally, the State and its contractors must retain records related to grant funds and compliance for a period of 5 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0299-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $500,000,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range of awards for States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico: $2,139,843 to $53,233,307.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR Part 303.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Ruth Ryder Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special Education Programs, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington 20202 Email: RuthRyder@ed.gov Phone: (202)245-7629

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The applicants eligible to participate in the program qualify based on an approved application under Part C of the IDEA.



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