Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Award Announcement, 58225 [05-19911]

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AGENCY: This notice announces GSA Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 05–07. This Bulletin informs agencies that certain provisions of the FTR governing the authorization of actual subsistence expenses for official travel (both TDY and relocation) are temporarily waived as a result of Hurricane Rita, because it is expected that finding lodging facilities and/or adequate meals may be difficult, and distances involved may be great resulting in increased costs for per diem expenses. Bulletin FTR 05–07 may be found at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletins. DATES: The bulletin announced in this notice is effective September 24, 2005. SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Oct 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Award Announcement Administration on Children, Youth and Families. ACTION: Award announcement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Child Care Bureau, herein announces an urgent grant award to the South Plains Community Action Association, Inc. (fiscal agent) on behalf of the South Plains Early Childhood Council (Local Council and Grantee), Levelland, Texas, in the amount of $99,999 for a project PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58225 period of 12 months. This urgent grant award will assist the Local Council in the emergency provision of child care and early learning opportunities to young children and their families who have been evacuated from Mississippi, Louisiana, and other parts of Texas due to Hurricane Katrina. This service area includes 13,575 square miles of the following counties: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, and Yoakum. The South Plains Early Childhood Council is well-situated geographically to provide the needed emergency services, and is well-equipped in terms of program activities and cooperating agencies to add immediately and significantly to the child care and related service needs of the evacuee families. The Council is unique in that it serves such a large multi-county rural area that is receiving evacuees and because it has the existing organizational capacity to take the services directly to the rural communities using the FROG bus [Fun Reading on the Go]. This is especially important since the majority of evacuees have no personal form of transportation and public transportation is limited in this rural area. This emergency grant award will provide early learning opportunities, early literacy activities, and mental health support to children under the age of five years, their parents/guardians, caregivers, and child care providers. Young children currently residing in shelters will be given age- and culturally-appropriate books and will receive supplemental supportive educational and social activities from staff trained in early childhood. Young children and their parents/guardians will also be provided with mental health supports by appropriately trained staff to support the children’s social and emotional development, and to promote effective parenting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Gage, ELOA Project Officer, at (202) 690–6243. This award will be made pursuant to Pub. L. 106–554, Early Learning Opportunities Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 27, 2005. Joan E. Ohl, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 05–19911 Filed 10–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Award 
Announcement

AGENCY: Administration on Children, Youth and Families.

ACTION: Award announcement.

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SUMMARY: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Child Care 
Bureau, herein announces an urgent grant award to the South Plains 
Community Action Association, Inc. (fiscal agent) on behalf of the 
South Plains Early Childhood Council (Local Council and Grantee), 
Levelland, Texas, in the amount of $99,999 for a project period of 12 
months. This urgent grant award will assist the Local Council in the 
emergency provision of child care and early learning opportunities to 
young children and their families who have been evacuated from 
Mississippi, Louisiana, and other parts of Texas due to Hurricane 
Katrina. This service area includes 13,575 square miles of the 
following counties: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, 
Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, and Yoakum.
    The South Plains Early Childhood Council is well-situated 
geographically to provide the needed emergency services, and is well-
equipped in terms of program activities and cooperating agencies to add 
immediately and significantly to the child care and related service 
needs of the evacuee families. The Council is unique in that it serves 
such a large multi-county rural area that is receiving evacuees and 
because it has the existing organizational capacity to take the 
services directly to the rural communities using the FROG bus [Fun 
Reading on the Go]. This is especially important since the majority of 
evacuees have no personal form of transportation and public 
transportation is limited in this rural area.
    This emergency grant award will provide early learning 
opportunities, early literacy activities, and mental health support to 
children under the age of five years, their parents/guardians, 
caregivers, and child care providers. Young children currently residing 
in shelters will be given age- and culturally-appropriate books and 
will receive supplemental supportive educational and social activities 
from staff trained in early childhood. Young children and their 
parents/guardians will also be provided with mental health supports by 
appropriately trained staff to support the children's social and 
emotional development, and to promote effective parenting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Gage, ELOA Project Officer, at 
(202) 690-6243.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This award will be made pursuant to Pub. L. 
106-554, Early Learning Opportunities Act.

    Dated: September 27, 2005.
Joan E. Ohl,
Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.
[FR Doc. 05-19911 Filed 10-4-05; 8:45 am]
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