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5. Requires identification of funding sources in the state’s policy.
If a statewide system includes the option under Section 635(c)(1), the policy shall describe the funds (including an identification as federal, state or local funds) that will be used to ensure that the option described in Section 635(c)(1) is available to eligible children and families who provide the consent described in Section 635(c)(2)(E), including fees, if any, to be charged to families as described in Section 632(4)(B). [635(c)(4)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. What might be the implications (e.g., financial and other) to SEAs, LEAs, and Part C Lead agencies and their providers of including children ages 3 and 4 in Part C ?

  2. What might be the implications of the additional costs associated with serving families AND children in using the IFSP process for 3 and 4 year olds?

Application Questions

  1. How might the state’s funding system be determined and who should participate in determining methods of apportionment?

  2. How might the state annually review the adequacy and appropriateness of the funding allocation per child for families who choose to remain in Part C?

  3. What criteria might be helpful in reviewing cases in which additional funding might be required to address the IFSP?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: National Health Organization
    Location: Ohio
    Role: Related Services Provider
    Location: Ohio
    Role: Researcher
    Location: Kentucky
    Role: National TA Provider
    Location: North Carolina
    Role: Early Childhood Provider
    Location: Kansas