Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the governor of each participating state/jurisdiction designate a Lead Agency for the purpose of carrying out: general administration and supervision; identification and coordination of all available resources; assignment of financial responsibility to the appropriate agencies; development of procedures to ensure that services are provided in a timely manner pending resolution of any disputes; resolution of intra- and interagency disputes; and development of formal interagency agreements.
Danaher, J. (Ed.). (2011). Part C lead agencies (NECTAC Notes No. 26). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.