SPECIAL EDUCATION & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities

DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS PROVIDED TO THE SECRETARY OF INTERIOR

Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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Letter to Mr. Keith Neves
January 20, 2004
Topic: Distribution of Funds Provided to the Secretary of the Interior.
Letter clarifying that in order to comply with the requirements of section 611(i) of IDEA, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) must be able to demonstrate that for each Federal fiscal year as specified in its grant award letter, 80 percent of its section 611(c) funds are used to provide special education and related services to children with disabilities ages 5 through 21 enrolled in BIA operated or funded schools and 20 percent of its section 611(c) funds are distributed to the tribes or tribal organizations for the coordination of services for children with disabilities ages 3 through 5.
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Letter to Ms. Marilyn M. Scott
December 17, 2002
Topic: Distribution of Funds Provided to The Secretary of the Interior
Letter clarifying that under current law the State and the Bureau of Indian Affairs each have certain responsibilities regarding the provision of early intervention and special education and related services to Native American children with disabilities residing on reservations.
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Letter to Mr. David Dickman
July 23, 2001
Topic: Distribution of Funds Provided to the Secretary of the Interior
Letter regarding the use of funds and formula allocations to provide special education and related services to Indian children with disabilities on reservations.
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