CIFR’s Quick Reference Guide on the Use of IDEA Part C Funds provides lead agency staff, policymakers, and stakeholders a high-level overview of regulatory requirements related to the state’s management of IDEA Part C funds.

With this guide, readers will learn about the permissive use of Part C funds and costs that require prior approval. The resource also provides a summary of key reporting obligations relating to the use of funds in the federal Part C grant application and raises questions for states to consider. The guide may be particularly useful to new staff as they better understand the fundamentals, leading to improved data collection processes and state management of IDEA funds.