Administration on Developmental Disabilities, 58627 [E6-16358]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 4, 2006 / Notices population in Louisiana: people with developmental disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina. The proposed project will have numerous benefits on the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Before Hurricane Katrina, many individual with developmental disabilities in Louisiana lived in institutions where they were directly cared for by personal care attendants. Following the Hurricane, Institutions are being closed and the former residents will be living in the community. As a result these people will now be responsible for their personal care, which will be a completely new task for them. Projects are needed to develop training materials that will help these individuals learn to live in the community and care for themselves. The proposed project will conduct activities that will inform the sound design of future physical activity and healthy eating interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities receiving supported independent living services in the Greater New Orleans area. The insights gained from the proposed project will be critical to the development of highquality, tailored health promotion programs to increase physical activity and health eating among persons with ID in order to enhance their health, well-being, and independent participation in society. It is anticipated that the project results will inform future activities to promote physical activity and health eating among individuals with developmental disabilities. There would be detrimental consequences without this funding. Without funding, the project would not be able to conduct the necessary activities that will enhance the ability of individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve full independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in society. Health promotion interventions to increase physical activity and promote health eating have the potential to enhance function, prevent chronic conditions, and increase quality of life in person with developmental disabilities. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Johnson, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., MAIL STOP: Humphrey Building, 405D,Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: 202–690–5982. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:45 Oct 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 Dated: September 27, 2006. Patricia A. Morrissey, Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities. [FR Doc. E6–16356 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Administration on Developmental Disabilities Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families. ACTION: Single-Source Non-Competitive Continuation Award. AGENCY: CFDA Number: 93.632. Legislative Authority: Public Law (Pub. L.) 106–402, Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. Amount of Award: $60,000 for one year. Project Period: September 30, 2006– September 29, 2007. This notice announces the award of a single-source non-competition continuation award to the Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies, University of Southern Mississippi (the Institute) to address the needs of underserved and unserved individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina. Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina reflected that there was insufficient capacity in relief efforts to address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities during and following the hurricane. With this award this Institute, which currently has a grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) to operate a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Research and Services (UCEDD), will expand its mission to develop and conduct the necessary training program to produce a cadre of case managers with expertise in working within the complex service system serving people with developmental disabilities, which has been expanded to include agencies such as FEMA. The proposed project will have numerous benefits on the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Individuals with developmental disabilities were the most vulnerable during the response/ evacuation period and they are the most vulnerable during the stages of recovery PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58627 and rebuilding. The service infrastructure for individuals with developmental disabilities was significantly disrupted and many people lost key supports, such as assistive devices, service animals, and public communication systems. Moreover, the Hurricane had a devastating impact on the mental health of disaster victims with developmental disabilities, which is further compromised by a lack of mental health services following the storm. As people with developmental disabilities and communities as a whole tried to recover from these factors caused by Hurricane Katrina, case managers from various agencies or organizations emerged to assist in the recovery process. Because in many affected areas, especially along the coastal areas, it will be a long time before life is as it once was, trained case managers who understand the special needs of people with developmental disabilities who are victims of disaster will be needed on a long-term basis. For Further Information Contact: Jennifer Johnson, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., MAIL STOP: Humphrey Building, 405D,Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: 202–690–5982. Dated: September 27, 2006. Patricia A. Morrissey, Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities. [FR Doc. E6–16358 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth and Families Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families. ACTION: Single-Source Non-Competitive Continuation Award. AGENCY: CFDA Number: 93.623. Legislative Authority: Public Law (Pub. L.) 108–96, Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children Protection Act of 2003. Amount of Award: $124,000 for one year. Project Period: September 30, 2006– September 29, 2007. E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Administration on Developmental Disabilities

AGENCY: Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration 
for Children and Families.

ACTION: Single-Source Non-Competitive Continuation Award.

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    CFDA Number: 93.632.
    Legislative Authority: Public Law (Pub. L.) 106-402, Developmental 
Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.
    Amount of Award: $60,000 for one year.
    Project Period: September 30, 2006-September 29, 2007.
    This notice announces the award of a single-source non-competition 
continuation award to the Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies, 
University of Southern Mississippi (the Institute) to address the needs 
of underserved and unserved individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina.
    Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina reflected that there was 
insufficient capacity in relief efforts to address the needs of 
individuals with developmental disabilities during and following the 
hurricane. With this award this Institute, which currently has a grant 
from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) to operate 
a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, 
Research and Services (UCEDD), will expand its mission to develop and 
conduct the necessary training program to produce a cadre of case 
managers with expertise in working within the complex service system 
serving people with developmental disabilities, which has been expanded 
to include agencies such as FEMA.
    The proposed project will have numerous benefits on the lives of 
individuals with developmental disabilities affected by Hurricane 
Katrina. Individuals with developmental disabilities were the most 
vulnerable during the response/evacuation period and they are the most 
vulnerable during the stages of recovery and rebuilding. The service 
infrastructure for individuals with developmental disabilities was 
significantly disrupted and many people lost key supports, such as 
assistive devices, service animals, and public communication systems. 
Moreover, the Hurricane had a devastating impact on the mental health 
of disaster victims with developmental disabilities, which is further 
compromised by a lack of mental health services following the storm.
    As people with developmental disabilities and communities as a 
whole tried to recover from these factors caused by Hurricane Katrina, 
case managers from various agencies or organizations emerged to assist 
in the recovery process. Because in many affected areas, especially 
along the coastal areas, it will be a long time before life is as it 
once was, trained case managers who understand the special needs of 
people with developmental disabilities who are victims of disaster will 
be needed on a long-term basis.
    For Further Information Contact: Jennifer Johnson, Administration 
on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and 
Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant 
Promenade, SW., MAIL STOP: Humphrey Building, 405D,Washington, DC 
20447. Telephone: 202-690-5982.

    Dated: September 27, 2006.
Patricia A. Morrissey,
Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
[FR Doc. E6-16358 Filed 10-3-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P