Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004
Federal Fiscal Year 2010

United States Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs
Washington, DC 20202-2600

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OMB NO. 1820-0550
Expires: 08/31/2012

CFDA No. 84.181A
ED FORM No. 1 B20--26P


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Section III

A. Description of Use of Part C Funds for the Lead Agency

Early Intervention Services Revolving Fund. (325 ILCS 20/20)

In 1996, Illinois created a revolving fund known as the Early Intervention Services Revolving Fund, and is held by the lead agency. The Early Intervention Services Revolving Fund is used to the by the lead agency to pay for administrative and early intervention services to infants and toddlers. Expenditures from the Early Intervention Services Revolving Fund are made in accordance with applicable E.I. program provisions and are limited to those purposes and amounts specified under applicable program guidelines.

Funding of the Fund comes from family fees, insurance company payments, federal financial participation received as reimbursement for expenditures from the Fund, and State appropriations made to the Department of Human Services for payment for early intervention services under the Early Intervention Services System Act. (325 ILCS)

Disbursements from the Early Intervention Services Revolving Fund are made in accordance with established Department of Human Services policy.

The projected decline in spending reflects a decline in the caseload and the anticipation that it will continue to decline through FFY10/SFY11. The initial decline appears to be driven mainly by a poor economy. The number of referrals is declining slightly after unbroken growth back as far as the program has reliable data. In addition, some partner agencies and programs which have sponsored screening efforts have had to reduce those efforts to focus on their core services as programs have been cut and payment delays have required them to pay to borrow money.

Looking ahead, in recognition of the Department of Eduction adminition that programs look to avoid the funding cliff that will take place when ARRA funding is exhausted, a Program Integrity project has been introduced to emphaize program principles and uniform administration of rules. Analysis and discussion with stakeholders believe this will appropriately reduce caseload and costs moderately, and, it is hoped, avoid the need to take more drastic measures, such as increasing eligiblity standardss.

Summary of Illinois EI Spending FFY09/SFY10
Estimated
FFY10/SFY11
Projected
Operations, Monitoring, Data & Payment System, Training, Credentialing, etc. $8,526,100 $8,611,400
Child & Family Connections $31,402,500 $30,555,600
Direct Service $104,288,000 $100,460,600
TOTAL $144,216,600 $139,627,600

When completing this section include:

  • Totals for the number of lead agency administrative positions, salaries and fringe benefits funded either 100 percent and/or less than 100 percent with Part C funds;
  • A general description of the duties which the positions entail; and
  • A subtotal of the amount.

Identify any administrative positions for which less than 100% of the time is spent on Part C and, for each such position, indicate the percentage of time spent on Part C and the total amount of salary and fringe benefits included in the Part C application budget.

Positions Funded Number of Positions % of Time Spent on Part C Salaries & Fringe Benefits Description of Duties
100% funded with Part C Funds 0 0 $0
< 100% funded with Part C Funds 0 0 $0 Responsible for administration of statewide Early Intervention system including fiscal oversight, technical assistance and follow up and staff support of the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention. Each of these staff is fully dedicated to the Early Intervention program. Approximately half of staff costs are claimed for Medicaid reimbursement. The remaining costs help cover Part C Maintenance of Effort Requirements.
Subtotal of amount under A: $0

B. Maintenance and Implementation Activities for the Lead Agency

When completing this section include:

  • A description of the nature and scope of each major activity to be carried out under Part C in maintaining and implementing the statewide system of early intervention services. Activities could include enhancing the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development, implementing child find strategies, or ensuring a timely, comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation for each child;
  • The approximate amount of funds to be spent for each activity; and
  • A subtotal of the amount.

(Add columns and rows as needed.)

Major Activity Part C Funds to be Spent Description of Activities
Comprehensive Structure $0 Funding of 25 CFCs to continue a consistent, comprehensive statewide system including a provider network, intake, eligibility determination, service coordination and development of IFSPs as well as the following: Local Interagency Councils to coordinate child find activity & provider communications, $607,000, Parent Liaison support to families, $1,007,000, Developmental Pediatric Consultation for professional assistance on child development concerns, $1,682,100, and $1,725,000 for social-emotional consultation activities.
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development $0 Responsible for comprehensive training to providers and CFC staff. (Part of maintenance of effort)
Credentialing/Enrollment $0 Responsible for ensuring that providers meet credentialing/enrollment requirements.
Data & Payment System $0 Centralized data management system for case management for all children and families served and system for claims processing.
CFC & Provider Monitoring $0 Contractual Monitoring unit, monitors CFCs and direct service providers
Staff & Other Misc. Administrative Costs $0 Includes contractual costs, facility costs, travel, commodities, etc., excludes ICC and direct staff costs
Subtotal of amount under B: $0

C. Description of Use of Part C Funds for the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)

When completing this section include:

  • Totals for the number of ICC administrative positions, salaries and fringe benefits funded either 100 percent and/or less than 100 percent with Part C funds;
  • A general description of the duties which the positions entail; and
  • A subtotal of the amount.

Identify any administrative positions for which less than 100% of the time is spent on Part C and, for each such position, indicate the percentage of time spent on Part C and the total amount of salary and fringe benefits included in the Part C application budget.

Positions Funded Number of Positions % of Time Spent on Part C Amount of Salaries & Fringe Benefits Description of Duties
100% funded with Part C Funds NA $0 None of the costs of the staff of the Early Intervention Bureau or for any other support provided by the Department of Human Services in support of the ICC are charged to Part C.
< 100% funded with Part C Funds NA $0 None of the costs of the staff of the Early Intervention Bureau or for any other support provided by the Department of Human Services in support of the ICC are charged to Part C.
Subtotal of amount under C: $0

D. Maintenance and Implementation Activities for the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)

When completing this section include:

  • A description of the nature and scope of each major activity to be carried out under Part C in maintaining and implementing the statewide system of early intervention services. Activities could include coordinating child find identification efforts, ensuring the timely provision and payment of early intervention services to eligible children and their families, advising on early childhood transition, support for the ICC (travel), or other implementation and development activities of the SICC;
  • The approximate amount of funds to be spent for each activity; and
  • A subtotal of the amount.

(Add columns and rows as needed.)

Major Activity Part C Funds to be Spent Description of Activities
Meeting Room $0 Cost of Illinois Interagency Council meetings held in Springfield and Tinley Park Illinois occurring four times a year.
Facilitator Expenses $0 Presenter fees, expenses and materials for council retreats.
Travel Expenses $0 Travel reimbursements to non-State agency council members. Reimbursements include mileage, hotel accommodations and per diem (meals).
Materials $0 This includes cost of postage on Council packets and miscellaneous mailings between meetings.
Parent Reimbursements $0 Travel reimbursements to parent council members. Reimbursements include mileage, hotel accommodations and per diem (meals) and parent stipends.
Subtotal of amount under D: $0

E. Direct Services (Funded by Part C Federal Dollars)

When completing this section include:

  • A description of any direct early intervention service that the State lead agency expects to provide to eligible children and their families with funds under this part, including a description of any services provided to at-risk infants and toddlers and their families for States that provide services to at-risk children as part of its eligibility criteria. The description must include information about each type of service to be provided, including:
  • A summary of the methods to be used to provide the service (e.g., contracts or other arrangements with specified public or private organizations); and
  • The approximate amount of funds under this part to be used for the direct provision of early intervention services.

Provide subtotals of the amount and for salaries and fringe benefits for direct service employees (discipline). (Add columns and rows as needed.)

Direct Service Part C Funds to be Spent Summary of Methods to be Used to Provide Service
Assistive Technology Devices and Services $263,800 Provider agreements with public and private organizations and individuals.
Audiology $98,300 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals.
Developmental Therapy $2,158,800 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals.
Family Training/ Support $2,370,000 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals.
Medical Diagnostic Services (evaluation purposes only) $23,200 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals.
Nursing $8,500 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals
Nutrition Services $211,700 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals
Occupational Therapy $1,296,800 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals
Physical Therapy $ 1,379,000 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals
Psychological & Other Counseling $571,000 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals
Service Coordination $6,081,069 Provider Agreements with public & private organizations (Child & Family Connections agencies), Service Coordination paid via a modified fee-for-service system, Current period payments based on the # of children served in a recent past period, Funds added for good performance & may be subtracted for failure to meet performance standards
Speech Language Therapy $3,026,900 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals
Transportation services $9,200 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals
Vision services $30,000 Provider Agreements with public and private organizations and individuals
Subtotal of amount under E: $17,528,269
Direct Service Employees (Discipline) Salary and Fringe % Part C Description of Duties
NA $0 0% Illinois contracts for all direct services on a fee-for-service basis with any able and willing provider who successfully obtains the necessary credentials
Sub Total:

F. Description of Optional Use of Part C Funds (For States that Do Not Provide Direct Service for At-Risk Infants and Toddlers)

For any State that does not provide direct services for at-risk infants and toddlers under 20 U.S.C. 1437(a)(4), but chooses to use funds under 20 U.S.C. 1438(5), each Application must include a description of how these funds will be used. Specifically, a State may use Part C funds for initiating, expanding, or improving collaborative efforts related to at-risk infants and toddlers, including establishing linkages with appropriate public or private community-based organizations, services, or personnel for the purpose of:

  • Identifying and evaluating at-risk infants and toddlers;
  • Making referrals of at-risk infants and toddlers who are identified and evaluated; and
  • Conducting periodic follow-up on at-risk infants and toddlers to determine if the status of the infant or toddler's eligibility for Part C services has changed.

Provide a subtotal of the amount. (Add columns and rows as needed.)

Description of Activity Amount of Funds
NA
Subtotal of amount under F:

G. Activities by Other Agencies

If other State or local public agencies are to receive a portion of the Federal funds under Part C, the Application must include:

  • The name of each public agency expected to receive funds;
  • The approximate amount of funds each public agency will receive; and
  • A summary of the purposes for which the funds will be used.

Provide subtotal of amount. (Add columns and rows as needed.)

Agency Receiving Funds Amount of Funds Purpose
NA
Subtotal of amount under G:

H. Totals

Enter the subtotal amounts for Sub Sections A-G found in Section III and any indirect costs charged as specified in Section IV.B. The sub total amounts (Rows 1-8) should total the estimated grant application amount. (A State may apply for less than the full estimated allotted amount.)

Enter the subtotal amounts for Sub Sections A-G found in Section III of this application.

Row No. Section Amount
1. III.A. $0
2. III.B. $0
3. III.C. $0
4. III.D. $0
5. III.E.(Direct Service) $17,528,269
III.E.(Direct Service Employees) $0
6. III.F. $0
7. III.G. $0
Enter any Indirect Costs to be Charged to FFY 2010 Funds
(See Section IV.B of this application.)
8. IV.B $0
Total (Rows 1-8) $17,528,269