Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures, 5854-5855 [06-1012]

Download as PDF 5854 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2006 / Notices ensue immediately or will be scheduled. It is expected that, after the nine months, over half of the families will no longer be using subsidies. Patterns of subsidy use prior to and during the study period will be tracked through State administrative data. The parent telephone interview will include questions about parents’ employment, subsidy status and experience, child care usage, and changes in household composition over the nine-month period. Although the analyses will rely heavily on identification of trigger events, the survey will include questions about other less tangible considerations that may have influenced the duration of parents’ subsidy use. Telephone interviews will be conducted using Computer-Assisted-Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Responses are voluntary and confidential. The study will also analyze State administrative data on all families who are approved for subsidies during the recruitment period for the study. This will allow the researchers to assess the generalizability of the smaller sample of families recruited for the study. No existing data sources can provide all the information needed to complete the Follow-Up Study of Issues Affecting the Duration of Child Care Subsidy Use. These data will help the Child Care Bureau and States to better understand reasons for short child care subsidy duration. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number or responses per respondent Average burden hours per response (hours) Total burden hours 840 840 1 1 .75 .75 630 630 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Illinois parent survey ........................................................................................ Oregon parent survey ...................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,260 In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the sue of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Feb 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: January 30, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–1011 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45am] information about ANA’s plan for administering NAHMI. BILLING CODE 4184–01–M The deadline for receipt of comments is thirty (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ADDRESSES: Administration for Children and Families Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures Administration for Native Americans (ANA), HHS. ACTION: Notice of public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (the Act) as amended by 42 U.S.C. 2992b–1, ANA herein describes its proposed interpretive rules and general statements of policy and rules of agency procedure or practice in relation to the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) Special Initiative Program Announcement: Improving the Well-Being of Children/Native American Healthy Marriage Initiative (NAHMI). Under the Act, ANA is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules and general statements of policy and rules of agency procedure or practice and give notice of the final adoption of such changes at least thirty (30) days before the changes become effective. This Notice also provides additional PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Comments in response to this Notice should be addressed to Sheila K. Cooper, Director of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Mail Stop: Aerospace 8-West, Washington, DC 20447. Delays may occur in mail delivery to Federal offices; therefore, a copy of comments should be faxed to (202) 690–7441. Comments will be available for inspection by members of the public at the Administration for Native Americans, Aerospace Center, 901 D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20447. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila K. Cooper, Director of Program Operations, toll-free at (877) 922–9262. Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended, requires ANA to provide notice of its proposed interpretive rules and general statements of policy and rules of agency procedure or practice. These proposed clarifications, modifications, and new text will appear in the ANA FY 2006 Special Initiative Program Announcement. This Notice serves to fulfill this requirement. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5855 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2006 / Notices Additional Information SEDS Special Initiative: Improving the Well-Being of Children/Native American Healthy Marriage Initiative (NAHMI) ANA has the discretionary authority to make awards in support of special initiatives, including but not limited to, healthy marriage and relationships, fatherhood, positive youth development, and emergency support to Native communities affected by manmade or natural disasters. In FY 2005, ANA first announced the availability of funding for a special initiative focusing on Native American Healthy Marriage projects. This Notice provides additional specific parameters for projects funded under this initiative in FY 2006. (i) Project periods will be for five years only. Project periods consist of five, twelve-month budget periods. (ii) The annual budget threshold cannot exceed $200,000 per budget period. (iii) A request for financial assistance for any of the special initiatives will require a non-Federal share match requirement (42 U.S.C. 2991b(b)). (iv) ANA program announcements are category- and program-specific. Applicants must submit projects for the Native American Healthy Marriage Initiative (NAHMI) under this special program area. Applicants must clearly indicate this specific competitive area when applying for this competition. (v) ANA will consider only the following list of Program Areas of Interest: • Projects that provide public advertising campaigns in Native American communities on the value of healthy marriage as a way to improve relationships and marriages and strengthen family relationships; • Projects that provide youth education in high schools, youth organizations, and community centers on the value of healthy marriages and healthy relationship skills, including conflict resolution, communication, and commitment. Projects should use a premarital education curriculum focused on youth; • Projects that offer marriage education, marriage skills, and relationship skills, which may include communication skills, conflict resolution, commitment, and parenting skills to expectant couples, both married and unmarried, as well as new parents, both married and unmarried; • Projects that offer pre-marital education and marriage skills training for couples, individuals, or engaged couples interested in marriage. Training would include a marriage education course and couples would learn the knowledge and skills (communication, conflict resolution, and commitment) necessary to choose marriage for themselves if they so desire; • Projects that provide marriage enhancement/enrichment and marriage skills training programs for married couples to improve or strengthen their relationship through a certified marriage education course. The course should include lessons in communication, conflict resolution, and commitment; • Projects that use married couples as role models and mentors in at-risk communities to teach healthy relationship and marriage skills. Projects should include a marriage education course that emphasizes communication, commitment, and conflict resolution; weekend retreats; and mentor groups; and • Projects that conduct research on the benefits of healthy marriages and healthy marriage education. The primary focus of projects should be on healthy marriage education and enrichment. Other activities such as abstinence education, foster parenting, and fatherhood accountability can be included in the project but cannot be the primary objective. Dated: January 30, 2006. Kimberly Romine, Deputy Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans. [FR Doc. 06–1012 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: 45 CFR Part 1309 Head Start Facilities Purchase, Major Renovation and Construction. OMB No.: 0970–0193. Description: The Head Start Bureau is proposing to renew, without changes, 45 CFR 1309. This rule contains the administrative requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start grantees who apply for funding to purchase, renovate, or construct Head Start program facilities. The rule ensures that grantees use standard business practices when acquiring real property and that Federal interest is preserved in properties acquired with public funds. The rule further ensures compliance with all other Federal statutes applicable to the expenditure of Federal funds when acquiring real property. Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start grantees and delegate agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 200 1 41 8,200 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Regulation ........................................................................................................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 8,200 In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Feb 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail: inforcollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 23 (Friday, February 3, 2006)]
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[Pages 5854-5855]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program 
Policies and Procedures

AGENCY: Administration for Native Americans (ANA), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public comment.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 
1974 (the Act) as amended by 42 U.S.C. 2992b-1, ANA herein describes 
its proposed interpretive rules and general statements of policy and 
rules of agency procedure or practice in relation to the Social and 
Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) Special Initiative Program 
Announcement: Improving the Well-Being of Children/Native American 
Healthy Marriage Initiative (NAHMI). Under the Act, ANA is required to 
provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed 
changes in interpretive rules and general statements of policy and 
rules of agency procedure or practice and give notice of the final 
adoption of such changes at least thirty (30) days before the changes 
become effective. This Notice also provides additional information 
about ANA's plan for administering NAHMI.

DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments is thirty (30) days from 
the date of publication in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Comments in response to this Notice should be addressed to 
Sheila K. Cooper, Director of Program Operations, Administration for 
Native Americans, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Mail Stop: Aerospace 8-
West, Washington, DC 20447. Delays may occur in mail delivery to 
Federal offices; therefore, a copy of comments should be faxed to (202) 
690-7441. Comments will be available for inspection by members of the 
public at the Administration for Native Americans, Aerospace Center, 
901 D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20447.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 814 of the Native American Programs 
Act of 1974, as amended, requires ANA to provide notice of its proposed 
interpretive rules and general statements of policy and rules of agency 
procedure or practice. These proposed clarifications, modifications, 
and new text will appear in the ANA FY 2006 Special Initiative Program 
Announcement. This Notice serves to fulfill this requirement.

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Additional Information

SEDS Special Initiative: Improving the Well-Being of Children/Native 
American Healthy Marriage Initiative (NAHMI)

    ANA has the discretionary authority to make awards in support of 
special initiatives, including but not limited to, healthy marriage and 
relationships, fatherhood, positive youth development, and emergency 
support to Native communities affected by manmade or natural disasters. 
In FY 2005, ANA first announced the availability of funding for a 
special initiative focusing on Native American Healthy Marriage 
projects. This Notice provides additional specific parameters for 
projects funded under this initiative in FY 2006.
    (i) Project periods will be for five years only. Project periods 
consist of five, twelve-month budget periods.
    (ii) The annual budget threshold cannot exceed $200,000 per budget 
period.
    (iii) A request for financial assistance for any of the special 
initiatives will require a non-Federal share match requirement (42 
U.S.C. 2991b(b)).
    (iv) ANA program announcements are category- and program-specific. 
Applicants must submit projects for the Native American Healthy 
Marriage Initiative (NAHMI) under this special program area. Applicants 
must clearly indicate this specific competitive area when applying for 
this competition.
    (v) ANA will consider only the following list of Program Areas of 
Interest:
     Projects that provide public advertising campaigns in 
Native American communities on the value of healthy marriage as a way 
to improve relationships and marriages and strengthen family 
relationships;
     Projects that provide youth education in high schools, 
youth organizations, and community centers on the value of healthy 
marriages and healthy relationship skills, including conflict 
resolution, communication, and commitment. Projects should use a pre-
marital education curriculum focused on youth;
     Projects that offer marriage education, marriage skills, 
and relationship skills, which may include communication skills, 
conflict resolution, commitment, and parenting skills to expectant 
couples, both married and unmarried, as well as new parents, both 
married and unmarried;
     Projects that offer pre-marital education and marriage 
skills training for couples, individuals, or engaged couples interested 
in marriage. Training would include a marriage education course and 
couples would learn the knowledge and skills (communication, conflict 
resolution, and commitment) necessary to choose marriage for themselves 
if they so desire;
     Projects that provide marriage enhancement/enrichment and 
marriage skills training programs for married couples to improve or 
strengthen their relationship through a certified marriage education 
course. The course should include lessons in communication, conflict 
resolution, and commitment;
     Projects that use married couples as role models and 
mentors in at-risk communities to teach healthy relationship and 
marriage skills. Projects should include a marriage education course 
that emphasizes communication, commitment, and conflict resolution; 
weekend retreats; and mentor groups; and
     Projects that conduct research on the benefits of healthy 
marriages and healthy marriage education.
    The primary focus of projects should be on healthy marriage 
education and enrichment. Other activities such as abstinence 
education, foster parenting, and fatherhood accountability can be 
included in the project but cannot be the primary objective.

    Dated: January 30, 2006.
Kimberly Romine,
Deputy Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans.
[FR Doc. 06-1012 Filed 2-2-06; 8:45 am]
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