C. Certifications & D. Statement

C. Certifications

The State Lead Agency is providing the following certifications:

  1. The State certifies that ED Form 80-0013, Certification Regarding Lobbying, is on file with the Secretary of Education.With respect to the Certification Regarding Lobbying the State recertifies that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the making or renewal of Federal grants under this program; that the State shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, "Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying," when required (34 CFR Part 82, Appendix B); and that the State Agency shall require the full certification, as set forth in 34 CFR Part 82, Appendix A, in the award documents for all sub awards at all tiers.
  2. The State certifies that it has met the certifications in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR §80.11 relating to State eligibility, authority and approval to submit and carry out the provisions of its State application, and consistency of that application with State law are in place within the State.
  3. The State certifies that the methods or arrangements to establish financial responsibility for early intervention services provided under Part C pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1440(b) are current as of the date of this Application certification. (20 U.S.C. 1437(a)(2) and 1440). See Item 9 in Section II.A above regarding including, with this Application for the Secretary's review, 'other appropriate written methods' to meet the requirements of 20 U.S.C. 1440(b). State's response under Assurance #19 above should be consistent with its response to this Certification.

D. Statement

I certify that the State of Illinois has provided the policies, procedures, methods, descriptions, and assurances checked as 'yes' in Sections II.A and II.B and the certifications required in Section II.C of this application. These provisions meet the requirements of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as found in PL 108-446. The State will operate its Part C program in accordance with all of the required policies, procedures, methods, descriptions, assurances and certifications.

If any policies, procedures, methods, descriptions, and assurances have been checked 'no', I certify that the State will operate throughout the period of this grant award consistent with the requirements of the IDEA as found in PL 108-446 and any applicable regulations, and will make such changes to existing policies and procedures as are necessary to bring those policies and procedures into compliance with the requirements of the IDEA, as amended, as soon as possible, and not later than June 30, 2009. (34 CFR §76.104)

I, the undersigned authorized official of the
Illinois Department of Human Services
(Name of State and official name of State lead agency)

am designated under Part C by the Governor of this State to submit this application for FFY 08 funds under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Printed/Typed Name and Title of Authorized Representative of the State:

Carol L. Adams Ph.D., Secretary