Notice of Issuance of Final Policy Directive, 41231-41232 [05-14025]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Notices to the Grants.gov submission as Other Attachments Form. VI.3. Reporting Requirements The applicant must provide CDC with an original, plus two hard copies of the following reports: 1. Interim progress report, due no less than 90 days before the end of the budget period. The progress report will serve as your non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: a. Current Budget Period Activities Objectives. b. Current Budget Period Financial Progress. c. New Budget Period Program Proposed Activity Objectives. d. Budget. e. Measures of Effectiveness. f. Additional Requested Information. 2. Financial status report, no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period. 3. Final financial and performance reports, no more than 90 days after the end of the project period. These reports must be mailed to the Grants Management or Contract Specialist listed in the ‘‘Agency Contacts’’ section of this announcement. VII. Agency Contacts We encourage inquiries concerning this announcement. For general questions, contact: Technical Information Management Section, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: 770–488–2700. For program technical assistance, contact: Michael Brown, Project Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E–88, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone: 404– 498–3006. E-mail: MABrown@cdc.gov. For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact: Nealean Austin, Grants Management Officer, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488–2722. E-mail: nea1@cdc.gov. VIII. Other Information This and other CDC funding opportunity announcements can be found on the CDC Web site, Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov. Click on ‘‘Funding’’ then ‘‘Grants and Cooperative Agreements.’’ VerDate jul<14>2003 15:11 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 41231 Dated: July 11, 2005. Alan Kotch, Acting Director, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–14049 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] Dated: July 11, 2005. Alvin Hall, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–14048 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–U BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Administration for Children and Families National Center for Health Statistics, Board of Scientific Counselors Notice of Issuance of Final Policy Directive In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) announces the following committee meeting. Name: Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Center for Health Statistics. Times and Dates: 2 p.m.–5:30 p.m., September 15, 2005; 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., September 16, 2005. Place: NCHS Headquarters, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 100 people. Purpose: This committee is charged with providing advice and making recommendations to the Secretary; the Director, CDC; and Director, NCHS, regarding the scientific and technical program goals and objectives, strategies, and priorities of NCHS. Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include welcome remarks by the Director, NCHS; introductions of members and key NCHS staff; scientific presentations and discussions; and an open session for comments from the public. Requests to make an oral presentation should be submitted in writing to the contact person listed below by close of business, August 26, 2005. All requests to make oral comments should contain the name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation of the presenter. Written comments should not exceed five single-spaced typed pages in length and should be received by the contact person listed below by close of business, August 26, 2005. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. For Further Information Contact: Robert Weinzimer, Executive Secretary, NCHS, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 7108, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458–4565, fax (301) 458–4021. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration for Native Americans (ANA), HHS. SUMMARY: The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) herein issues final interpretive rules, general statement of policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice in relation to the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) project SMART NA Communities (Strengthening Marriages and Relationships in Tribal and Native American Communities). For FY 2005, ANA reserved an amount of funding under the SEDS program to fund projects that are beneficial to the development of healthy Native American communities. ANA has decided to participate in ACF’s Healthy Marriage Initiative, and intends to use the reserved SEDS funds to support projects that improve child well-being by removing barriers associated with forming and retaining healthy families and marriages in Native American communities. Under the statute, ANA is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, statements of general policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice, and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes at least 30 days before the changes become effective. The notice also provides additional information about ANA’s plan for administering the programs. DATES: June 28, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Cooper, Director of Program Operations, at (877) 922–9262. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (the Act), as amended, ANA is required to provide notice of its proposed interpretive rules, statements of policy and rules of agency organization, procedure or practice. The Administration for Native Americans published a Notice of Public Comment (NOPC) on May 27, 2005 (70 FR 30755), on proposed ANA policy and program AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 41232 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Notices clarifications, modifications and activities for the FY 2005 SEDS–SMART NA program announcement. The NOPC closed June 27, 2005. ANA did not receive any public comments on the NOPC, and this notice shall suffice as ANA’s final policy. Additional Information Final Policies and Procedures 1. General This SEDS SMART NA Communities program area incorporates a majority of the requirements as contained in the SEDS program announcement. There are a few instances where ANA has opted to change the request for information for this program area only. The differences are noted below. 2. Evaluation Criteria The Impact Indicators, as established in the FY 2005 SEDS program announcement under ANA Evaluation Criteria Five, will be used for this program area except for the following: (2) Number of codes or ordinances developed and implemented; (3) number of people to successfully complete a workshop/training; (8) number of community-based small businesses established or expanded; (9) identification of Tribal or Village government business, industry, energy or financial codes or ordinances that were adopted or enacted; and (10) number of micro-businesses started. ANA does not believe that the capture of this data will affect the impact or demonstrate the success of the grants. The number of suggested ANA Impact Indicators has been reduced to five indicators. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2991b) 3. ANA Funding Restrictions ANA will use the Funding Restrictions established under the FY 2005 SEDS program announcement, except for the following: Core Administration has been modified to remove the last sentence, ‘‘Under Alaska SEDS projects, ANA will consider funding core administrative capacity building projects at the Village government level if the Village does not have governing systems in place.’’ and the sentence, ‘‘Projects that do not further the three interrelated ANA goals of economic development, social development and governance or meet the purpose of this program announcement.’’ This program area is not associated with the Alaska SEDS program area nor is it intended to interrelate to the goals of economic development, social development or VerDate jul<14>2003 15:11 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 governance. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2991b) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 4. Administrative Policies Notice of Intent To Prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa and Sutter National Wildlife Refuges, Glenn, Colusa, and Sutter Counties, CA ANA will be using the administrative policies as included in the FY 2005 SEDS program announcement except: ‘‘An applicant can have only one active ANA SEDS grant operating at any given time’’ and ‘‘Applicants proposing an Economic Development project must address the project’s viability. A business plan, if applicable, must be included to describe the project’s feasibility, cash flow and approach for the implementation and marketing of the business.’’ Neither of these policies applies to this program. Special initiative awards such as this program will be issued a SEDS grant number and therefore an entity will be able to administer a regular SEDS award in addition to this project. Business development and the promotion of economic development are not components of this demonstration. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, 45 U.S.C. 2991b) 5. Funding Thresholds The funding threshold for this program area will be $50,000 (floor amount) to $150,000 (ceiling amount) per budget period. Applications exceeding the $150,000 threshold will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for funding under this announcement. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2991b) Technical Correction Upon general review of the Notice, the phrase ‘‘demonstration project’’ has been replaced with the text ‘‘program area’’. The reference to demonstration projects was inadvertently placed in the text. Upon general review, the legal authority was clarified to reflect that specific section of the authority under which this program area will be funded. Dated: June 28, 2005. Quanah Crossland Stamps, Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans. [FR Doc. 05–14025 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is preparing a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) document for Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa, and Sutter National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) which are part of the Sacramento NWR Complex (NWRC). This notice advises the public that the Service intends to gather information necessary to prepare a CCP and an EA pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The public is invited to participate in the planning process. The Service is furnishing this notice in compliance with the Service’s CCP policy to: 1. Advise other agencies and the public of our intentions; 2. Obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to include in the environmental documents; and The Service will solicit information from the public via open houses, meetings, and written comments. Special mailings, newspaper articles, and announcements will provide information regarding opportunities for public involvement in the planning process. Please provide written comments to the address below by September 1, 2005. DATES: Address comments, questions, and requests for further information to: Jackie Ferrier, Refuge Planner, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 752 County Road 99 W, Willows, California 95988. You may find additional information concerning the refuges at the Sacramento NWRC Internet site http:// www.sacramentovalleyrefuges@fws.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie Ferrier, Refuge Planner, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 752 County Road 99 W, Willows, California 95988; telephone (530) 934–2801; fax (530) 934–7814. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 136 (Monday, July 18, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Notice of Issuance of Final Policy Directive

AGENCY: Administration for Native Americans (ANA), HHS.
SUMMARY: The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) herein issues 
final interpretive rules, general statement of policy, and rules of 
agency procedure or practice in relation to the Social and Economic 
Development Strategies (SEDS) project SMART NA Communities 
(Strengthening Marriages and Relationships in Tribal and Native 
American Communities). For FY 2005, ANA reserved an amount of funding 
under the SEDS program to fund projects that are beneficial to the 
development of healthy Native American communities. ANA has decided to 
participate in ACF's Healthy Marriage Initiative, and intends to use 
the reserved SEDS funds to support projects that improve child well-
being by removing barriers associated with forming and retaining 
healthy families and marriages in Native American communities. Under 
the statute, ANA is required to provide members of the public an 
opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, 
statements of general policy, and rules of agency procedure or 
practice, and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes at 
least 30 days before the changes become effective. The notice also 
provides additional information about ANA's plan for administering the 
programs.

DATES: June 28, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Cooper, Director of Program 
Operations, at (877) 922-9262.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native 
American Programs Act of 1974 (the Act), as amended, ANA is required to 
provide notice of its proposed interpretive rules, statements of policy 
and rules of agency organization, procedure or practice. The 
Administration for Native Americans published a Notice of Public 
Comment (NOPC) on May 27, 2005 (70 FR 30755), on proposed ANA policy 
and program

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clarifications, modifications and activities for the FY 2005 SEDS-SMART 
NA program announcement. The NOPC closed June 27, 2005. ANA did not 
receive any public comments on the NOPC, and this notice shall suffice 
as ANA's final policy.

Additional Information

Final Policies and Procedures

1. General
    This SEDS SMART NA Communities program area incorporates a majority 
of the requirements as contained in the SEDS program announcement. 
There are a few instances where ANA has opted to change the request for 
information for this program area only. The differences are noted 
below.
2. Evaluation Criteria
    The Impact Indicators, as established in the FY 2005 SEDS program 
announcement under ANA Evaluation Criteria Five, will be used for this 
program area except for the following: (2) Number of codes or 
ordinances developed and implemented; (3) number of people to 
successfully complete a workshop/training; (8) number of community-
based small businesses established or expanded; (9) identification of 
Tribal or Village government business, industry, energy or financial 
codes or ordinances that were adopted or enacted; and (10) number of 
micro-businesses started. ANA does not believe that the capture of this 
data will affect the impact or demonstrate the success of the grants. 
The number of suggested ANA Impact Indicators has been reduced to five 
indicators. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) of the Native American 
Programs Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2991b)
3. ANA Funding Restrictions
    ANA will use the Funding Restrictions established under the FY 2005 
SEDS program announcement, except for the following: Core 
Administration has been modified to remove the last sentence, ``Under 
Alaska SEDS projects, ANA will consider funding core administrative 
capacity building projects at the Village government level if the 
Village does not have governing systems in place.'' and the sentence, 
``Projects that do not further the three interrelated ANA goals of 
economic development, social development and governance or meet the 
purpose of this program announcement.'' This program area is not 
associated with the Alaska SEDS program area nor is it intended to 
interrelate to the goals of economic development, social development or 
governance. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) of the Native American 
Programs Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2991b)
4. Administrative Policies
    ANA will be using the administrative policies as included in the FY 
2005 SEDS program announcement except: ``An applicant can have only one 
active ANA SEDS grant operating at any given time'' and ``Applicants 
proposing an Economic Development project must address the project's 
viability. A business plan, if applicable, must be included to describe 
the project's feasibility, cash flow and approach for the 
implementation and marketing of the business.'' Neither of these 
policies applies to this program. Special initiative awards such as 
this program will be issued a SEDS grant number and therefore an entity 
will be able to administer a regular SEDS award in addition to this 
project. Business development and the promotion of economic development 
are not components of this demonstration. (Legal authority: Section 
803(a) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, 45 U.S.C. 2991b)
5. Funding Thresholds
    The funding threshold for this program area will be $50,000 (floor 
amount) to $150,000 (ceiling amount) per budget period. Applications 
exceeding the $150,000 threshold will be considered non-responsive and 
will not be considered for funding under this announcement. (Legal 
authority: Section 803(a) of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, 
42 U.S.C. 2991b)

Technical Correction

    Upon general review of the Notice, the phrase ``demonstration 
project'' has been replaced with the text ``program area''. The 
reference to demonstration projects was inadvertently placed in the 
text. Upon general review, the legal authority was clarified to reflect 
that specific section of the authority under which this program area 
will be funded.

    Dated: June 28, 2005.
Quanah Crossland Stamps,
Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans.
[FR Doc. 05-14025 Filed 7-15-05; 8:45 am]
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