ERIC Number: ED405656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Part H Services: A State Level View.
Clifford, Richard M.; And Others
Four years after passage of Public Law 99-457, a survey was conducted of 30 state Part H Coordinators regarding the financing of Part H services. Coordinators were asked to estimate the percentage of the state's total funding that came from each of 44 potential sources for financing the implementation of Part H. Every one of the 44 sources was used by at least one state for at least 1 percent of its Part H system costs. States reported using, on the average, about 21 different sources of funding. Most sources were federal, in both the education area and health and human resources areas. Over half of the dollars used to fund the Part H system were federal, about one-third were state/local, and the remaining tenth were nongovernmental. As the number of people involved in the development and implementation of the Part H finance system increased, the total number of sources used increased and the number of sources used moderately to heavily decreased. States reported expectations that funding would increase from Medicaid; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment programs; and Chapter 1/Handicapped programs. Most states centered responsibility for coordination of financing services at the state, rather than regional or local level, and relied on formal interagency agreements to facilitate the process. Two appendixes provide background statistical data. (Contains 30 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Inst. for Child and Family Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H