Danielle Crain, Senior Study Director at Westat, has 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 Evidence-Based Interventions (EBI) American Rescue Plan (ARP) Community of Practice and manages the CCNetwork liaison team’s communication with the 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers. She has a certificate in Education Finance.