(a) Outlying areas and freely associated States—
Funds reserved. From the amount appropriated for any fiscal year under section 611(i) of the Act, the Secretary reserves not more than one percent, which must be used—
To provide assistance to the outlying areas in accordance with their respective populations of individuals aged 3 through 21; and
To provide each freely associated State a grant in the amount that the freely associated State received for fiscal year 2003 under Part B of the Act, but only if the freely associated State—
Meets the applicable requirements of Part B of the Act that apply to States.
Meets the requirements in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
Application. Any freely associated State that wishes to receive funds under Part B of the Act must include, in its application for assistance—
Information demonstrating that it will meet all conditions that apply to States under Part B of the Act.
An assurance that, notwithstanding any other provision of Part B of the Act, it will use those funds only for the direct provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities and to enhance its capacity to make FAPE available to all children with disabilities;
The identity of the source and amount of funds, in addition to funds under Part B of the Act, that it will make available to ensure that FAPE is available to all children with disabilities within its jurisdiction; and
Such other information and assurances as the Secretary may require.
Special rule. The provisions of Public Law 95-134, permitting the consolidation of grants by the outlying areas, do not apply to funds provided to the outlying areas or to the freely associated States under Part B of the Act.
Last modified on May 2, 2017