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The State makes the following assurances and provisions as required by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (20 U.S.C. 1431 et.seq.)

Assurances

(20 U.S.C. 1434;1435; and 1437(b))

  1. As applicable, the assurance found in OMB Standard Form 424(B) (Assurances for Non-Construction Programs), relating to legal authority to apply for assistance; access to records; conflict of interest; merit systems; nondiscrimination; Hatch Act provisions; labor standards; flood insurance; environmental standards; wild and scenic river systems; historic preservation; protection of human subjects; animal welfare; lead-based paint; Single Audit Act; and general agreement to comply with all Federal laws, executive orders and regulations is in place.
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  2. The State has adopted a policy that appropriate early intervention services are available to all infants and toddlers with disabilities in the State and their families, including Indian infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families residing on a reservation geographically located in the State, infants and toddlers with disabilities who are homeless children and their families, and infants and toddlers with disabilities who are wards of the State; and has in effect a statewide comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system to provide early intervention services, for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, that meet the requirements of 20 U.S.C 1401, and 1431-1443. See the Optional Technical Assistance Checklist for the full provisions of 1401 and 1432.
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  3. The State has in effect a policy that ensures that appropriate early intervention services based on scientifically based research, to the extent practicable, are available to all infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, including Indian infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families residing on a reservation geographically located in the State and infants and toddlers with disabilities who are homeless children and their families in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(2).
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  4. The State has in effect a timely, comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation of the functioning of each infant or toddler with a disability in the State, and a family-directed identification of the needs of each family of such an infant or toddler, to assist appropriately in the development of the infant or toddler in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(3).
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  5. For each infant or toddler with a disability in the State, the State has an individualized family service plan in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1436, including service coordination services in accordance with such service plan. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(4)) See Optional Technical Assistance Checklist for the full provisions of 20 U.S.C. 1436.
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  6. The State has a comprehensive child find system, consistent with Part B, including a system for making referrals to service providers that includes timelines and provides for participation by primary referral sources and that ensures rigorous standards for appropriately identifying infants and toddlers with disabilities for services under this part that will reduce the need for future services. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(5))
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  7. The State has a public awareness program focusing on early identification of infants and toddlers with disabilities, including the preparation and dissemination by the lead agency designated or established under 20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(10) to all primary referral sources, especially hospitals and physicians, of information to be given to parents, especially to inform parents with premature infants, or infants with other physical risk factors associated with learning or developmental complications, on the availability of early intervention services under this part and of services under 20 U.S.C. 1419, and procedures for assisting such sources in disseminating such information to parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(6))
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  8. The State has a central directory that includes information on early intervention services, resources, and experts available in the State and research and demonstration projects being conducted in the State. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(7))
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  9. The State has a comprehensive system of personnel development, including the training of paraprofessionals and the training of primary referral sources with respect to the basic components of early intervention services available in the State that
    1. includes--
      1. implementing innovative strategies and activities for the recruitment and retention of early education service providers;
      2. promoting the preparation of early intervention providers who are fully and appropriately qualified to provide early intervention services under this part; and
      3. training personnel to coordinate transition services for infants and toddlers served under this part from a program providing early intervention services under this part and under Part B (other than 20 U.S.C. 1419), to a preschool program receiving funds under 20 U.S.C. 1419, or another appropriate program; and
    2. may include--
      1. training personnel to work in rural and inner-city areas; and
      2. training personnel in the emotional and social development of young children
    3. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(8)(A) and (B))
      (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  10. The State has policies and procedures relating to the establishment and maintenance of qualifications to ensure that personnel necessary to carry out this part are appropriately and adequately prepared and trained, including the establishment and maintenance of qualifications that are consistent with any State-approved or recognized certification, licensing, registration, or other comparable requirements that apply to the area in which such personnel are providing early intervention services, except that nothing in this part (including this paragraph) shall be construed to prohibit the use of paraprofessionals and assistants who are appropriately trained and supervised in accordance with State law, regulation, or written policy, to assist in the provision of early intervention services under this part to infants and toddlers with disabilities. (20 U.S.C. 1432 and 1435(a)(9))
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  11. The State has a single line of responsibility in a lead agency designated or established by the Governor for carrying out -
      1. the general administration and supervision of programs and activities receiving assistance under 20 U.S.C. 1433, and the monitoring of programs and activities used by the State to carry out this part, whether or not such programs or activities are receiving assistance made available under 20 U.S.C. 1433, to ensure that the State complies with this part;
      2. the identification and coordination of all available resources within the State from Federal, State, local, and private sources;
      3. the assignment of financial responsibility in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1437(a)(2) to the appropriate agencies;
      4. the development of procedures to ensure that services are provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under this part in a timely manner pending the resolution of any disputes among public agencies or service providers;
      5. the resolution of intra- and interagency disputes; and
      6. the entry into formal interagency agreements that define the financial responsibility of each agency for paying for early intervention services (consistent with State law) and procedures for resolving disputes and that include all additional components necessary to ensure meaningful cooperation and coordination. See Optional Technical Assistance Checklist for the full provisions of 20 U.S.C. 1440.
    1. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(10)(A)-(F) and 1440)
      (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  12. The State has a policy pertaining to the contracting or making of other arrangements with service providers to provide early intervention services in the State, consistent with the provisions of Part C, including the contents of the application used and the conditions of the contract or other arrangements. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(11))
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  13. The State has a procedure for securing timely reimbursements of funds used under this part in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1440(a). See Optional Technical Assistance Checklist for the full provisions of 20 U.S.C. 1440. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(12) and 1440)
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  14. The State has procedural safeguards with respect to programs under this part, as required by 20 U.S.C. 1439. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(13)) See Optional Technical Assistance Checklist for applicable provisions of 20 U.S.C. 1415 and 1439.
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  15. The State has a system for compiling data requested by the Secretary under section 618 that relates to this part. (20 U.S.C. 1418, 1435(a)(14) and 1442)
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  16. The State has a State interagency coordinating council that meets the requirements of 20 U.S.C. 1441. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(15)) See Optional Technical Assistance Checklist for the full provisions of 20 U.S.C. 1441.
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  17. The State has policies and procedures to ensure that, consistent with 20 U.S.C 1436(d)(5): A) to the maximum extent appropriate, early intervention services are provided in natural environments; and B) the provision of early intervention services for any infant or toddler with a disability occurs in a setting other than a natural environment that is most appropriate, as determined by the parent and the individualized family service plan team, only when early intervention cannot be achieved satisfactorily for the infant or toddler in a natural environment. (20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(16))
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  18. The State ensures that Federal funds made available under 20 U.S.C. 1443 will be expended in accordance with this part. (20 U.S.C. 1437(b)(1) and 1438)
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  19. The State ensures that it has methods in place to comply with the requirements of 20 U.S.C. 1440. (20 U.S.C. 1437(b)(2)) State's response should be consistent with Certification #3 below.
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  20. The State ensures that the control of funds provided under 20 U.S.C. 1443, and title to property derived from those funds, will be in a public agency for the uses and purposes provided in this part and that a public agency will administer such funds and property. (20 U.S.C. 1437(b)(3))
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  21. The State ensures that provisions shall be made for--
    1. making such reports in such form and containing such information as the Secretary may require to carry out the Secretary's functions under this part; and
    2. keeping such reports and affording such access to the reports as the Secretary may find necessary to ensure the correctness and verification of those reports and proper disbursement of Federal funds under this part. (20 U.S.C. 1437(b)(4))
      (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  22. The State ensures that the Federal funds made available under 20 U.S.C. 1443 to the State--
    1. will not be commingled with State funds; and
    2. will be used so as to supplement the level of State and local funds expended for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families and in no case to supplant those State and local funds. (20 U.S.C. 1437(b)(5))
      (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  23. The State ensures that fiscal control and fund accounting procedures will be adopted as may be necessary to ensure proper disbursement of, and accounting for, Federal funds paid under 20 U.S.C. 1443 to the State. (20 U.S.C. 1437(b)(6))
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  24. The State ensures that policies and procedures have been adopted to ensure meaningful involvement of underserved groups, including minority, low-income, homeless, and rural families and children with disabilities who are wards of the State, in the planning and implementation of all the requirements of Part C. (20 U.S.C. 1437(b)(7)
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)
  25. The State assures that it shall provide other information and assurances as the Secretary may reasonably require by regulation. (20 U.S.C. 1437(b)(8).
    (Assurance is hereby provided.)

Optional Assurance

  1. The State has adopted a policy that includes making ongoing good-faith efforts to recruit and hire appropriately and adequately trained personnel to provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities, including, in a geographic area of the State where there is a shortage of such personnel, the most qualified individuals available who are making satisfactory progress toward completing applicable course work necessary to meet the standards described in 20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(9). (20 U.S.C. 1435(b))
      • (Assurance is hereby provided.)