Danielle Crain is a Senior Study Director at Westat with more than 15 years of experience providing technical assistance to support policy development and systems improvement and to address equity issues. Crain leads CIFR’s IDEA Part B tools and product development and provides targeted and intensive technical assistance to states to improve their IDEA fiscal data collection, reporting, analysis, and use. Crain is Liaison Lead for the National Comprehensive Center, where she co-leads the National Comprehensive EBI/ARP Community of Practice and manages the CCNetwork liaison team’s communication with the 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers. She holds a certificate in Education Finance.