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

Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004
Federal Fiscal Year 2009

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

Early Intervention's Main Page

Print Version of FFY 09 Grant Application (pdf)

OMB No. 1820-0550
Expires: 12/31/2009

CFDA No. 84.181a
ED Form No. 1 B20--26p

Section III (Continued)

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 state has been instructed that this application should be submitted without reference to funds that will accrue to the program from the federal stimulus bill. The table below represents the program-funding plan in the absence of that funding. It would have been necessary to reduce expenditures significantly starting in the second half of FFY08/SFY09. Program reductions would have been even greater than they appear from these totals because the plan was to implement a program that would have had a cumulative impact as new cases were reviewed and renewed. This means there is little impact early but a great impact by the end of the project.

Thanks to the stimulus package, the estimated and projected costs below do not reflect current plans. The project that would have been implemented quickly will now be integrated into the program over a longer period of time with the long-term goals of improving statewide equality in program administration, fidelity to program philosophy and state laws and rules, and insuring program stability, including after the stimulus funding has been exhausted.

Summary of Illinois EI Spending FFY08/SFY09
7/1/09 - 6/30/08
Operations, Monitoring, Data & Payment System, Training, Credentialing, etc. $8,358,900 $8,108,100
Child & Family Connections $31,078,200 $30,756,200
Direct Service $100,379,500 $91,949,100
TOTAL $139,816,600 $130,813,400

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