34 CFR 79.7 - How does the Secretary communicate with State and local officials concerning the Department's programs and activities?
(1) The Secretary provides notice to directly affected state, areawide, regional, and local entities in a state of proposed federal financial assistance if:
(i) The state has not adopted a process under the Order; or
(ii) The assistance involves a program or activity not selected for the state process.
(2) This notice may be made by publication in the Federal Register or other means which the Secretary determine appropriate.