§ 303.120Lead agency role in supervision, monitoring, funding, interagency coordination, and other responsibilities.
Each system must include a single line of responsibility in a lead agency designated or established by the Governor that is responsible for the following:
(1) The general administration and supervision of programs and activities administered by agencies, institutions, organizations, and EIS providers receiving assistance under part C of the Act.
(2) The monitoring of programs and activities used by the State to carry out part C of the Act (whether or not the programs or activities are administered by agencies, institutions, organizations, and EIS providers that are receiving assistance under part C of the Act), to ensure that the State complies with part C of the Act, including—
(i) Monitoring agencies, institutions, organizations, and EIS providers used by the State to carry out part C of the Act;
(ii) Enforcing any obligations imposed on those agencies, institutions, organizations, and EIS providers under part C of the Act and these regulations;
(iii) Providing technical assistance, if necessary, to those agencies, institutions, organizations, and EIS providers;
(iv) Correcting any noncompliance identified through monitoring as soon as possible and in no case later than one year after the lead agency's identification of the noncompliance; and
(v) Conducting the activities in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) through (a)(2)(iv) of this section, consistent with §§ 303.700 through 303.707, and any other activities required by the State under those sections.
(b) The identification and coordination of all available resources for early intervention services within the State, including those from Federal, State, local, and private sources, consistent with subpart F of this part.
(c) The assignment of financial responsibility in accordance with subpart F of this part.
(d) The development of procedures in accordance with subpart F of this part to ensure that early intervention services are provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under part C of the Act in a timely manner, pending the resolution of any disputes among public agencies or EIS providers.
(e) The resolution of intra- and interagency disputes in accordance with subpart F of this part.
(f) The entry into formal interagency agreements or other written methods of establishing financial responsibility, consistent with § 303.511, that define the financial responsibility of each agency for paying for early intervention services (consistent with State law) and procedures for resolving disputes and that include all additional components necessary to ensure meaningful cooperation and coordination as set forth in subpart F of this part.
(Approved by Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820-0550)