Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures; Correction, 14578-14579 [E7-5630]

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[FR Doc. 07–1486 Filed 3–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–18–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures; Correction Administration for Native Americans (ANA) ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (the Act) 42 U.S.C. 2992b–1, ANA herein describes its proposed interpretive rules, statements of general policy and rules of agency procedure or practice in relation to the Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance (hereinafter referred to as Native Language), Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as Environmental), Environmental Mitigation (hereinafter referred to as Mitigation), Improving the Well-Being of Children—Native American Healthy Marriage Initiative (hereinafter referred to as Healthy Marriage) programs and any Special Initiatives. Under the PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 thirty (30) days before the changes become effective. This Notice also provides additional information about ANA’s plan for administering the programs. On July 18, 2005, ANA published a Notice of Public Comment (NOPC) in the Federal Register (Vol. 70, No. 136) announcing an administrative policy change on the number of awards an eligible applicant could receive under the SEDS program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612. This change only affected the Healthy Marriage program. On November 21, 2006, ANA published the annual NOPC in the Federal Register (Vol. 71, No. 224), which did not include a necessary correction to the revised administrative policy published on July 18, 2005. On December 22, 2006, ANA published a third Federal Register notice (Vol. 71, No. 246) to clarify the revised administrative policy published on July 18, 2005, on the number of awards an eligible applicant could receive under the SEDS program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612. ANA received three responses to the December 22, 2006, NOPC clarification. After review and consideration of the comments received, ANA determined that the administrative policy originally published on July 18, 2005, required clarification and revision. This Notice clarifies the agency’s intent and provides a definitive statement on the number of awards an eligible applicant can receive under the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila K. Cooper, Director of Program Operations, toll-free at (877) 922–9262. Additional Information: The following statement corrects previous notices: VI. ANA Administrative Policy Change In the July 18, 2005, Federal Register (Vol. 70, No. 136), ANA made an administrative policy change that eligible applicants applying for funding under ANA’s healthy marriage special initiative under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612, would not be held to the long-standing ANA policy: ‘‘An applicant can have only one active Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) grant operating at any given time.’’ On December 22, 2006, ANA published notice that ANA was clarifying its policy pertaining to E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 28, 2007 / Notices funding under the SEDS program. The Federal Register notice (Vol. 71, No. 246) stated that ANA was ‘‘reinforcing the policy that applicants may submit only one application for SEDS or one application for NAHMI but not for both.’’ Three public comments were received in response to the notice. All of the comments stated that Native communities experience tremendous needs and Tribes and Native Organizations plan and target their requests for financial assistance, and requested that ANA allow multiple awards under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612. After review and further consideration of the comments, an analysis of the annual requests for funding, which far exceed the funding amount available, and review of the award distribution among applicants for ANA funding, it is necessary that ANA issue this Notice applying to the Healthy Marriage program ANA’s long-standing policy that applicants may only receive one award at any one time under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612. Therefore, applicants may submit only one application for project funding under the SEDS program or one application for project funding under NAHMI, but not for both. Dated: February 26, 2007. Sheila Cooper, Director of the Division of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans. [FR Doc. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Edelman, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance, 5th Floor West, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401–5292, EMail: peter.edelman@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 2603(11) of Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public Law (PL) 97–35, as amended, HHS announces the estimated median income of a four-person family for each State, the District of Columbia, and the United States for FFY 2008 (October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008). Section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the LIHEAP statute provides that 60 percent of the median income for each State, as annually established by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a household’s eligibility for LIHEAP. LIHEAP is authorized through the end of FFY 2008 by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, PL 109–58, enacted on August 8, 2005. Estimates of the median income for a four-person family for each State and PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14579 the District of Columbia for FFY 2008 are produced by the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, using the most recently available income data. In previous years, modelbased estimates of the median income for a four-person family used the following data sources: (1) The Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement File; (2) the 2000 Decennial Census of Population; and (3) per capita personal income estimates, by State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In preparing State-level, four-person family median income estimates for FFY 2008, the Census Bureau revised its methodology. The Census Bureau chose to use direct estimates derived from the American Community Survey (ACS) instead of using the model-based estimates. Generally, this change decreased, on average, State median income estimates by about 0.8 percent compared to the model-based estimates. There are two key advantages in using the ACS over the previous methodology. First, as the Federal Government’s largest current household survey (approximately 3 million addresses per year), the ACS is able to produce Statelevel estimates with very low sampling errors. Second, since it is possible to obtain reliable State income estimates directly from the ACS (as opposed to the previous methodology that used a model based on several data sources), ACS estimates will be available on a more timely basis. For example, the ACS 2005 State median income estimates were released by the Census Bureau in August 2006. Information about the ACS is available at http://www.census.gov/acs/ www/. For further information on the ACS State median income estimates, contact the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, at the Census Bureau (301) 763–3243. A State-by-State listing of median income and 60 percent of median income for a four-person family for FFY 2008 follows. The listing describes the method for adjusting median income for families of different sizes as specified in regulations applicable to LIHEAP, at 45 CFR 96.85(b), published in the Federal Register on March 3, 1988 at 53 FR 6824. Dated: March 21, 2007. Yolanda Butler, Deputy Director, Office of Community Services. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


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

AGENCY: Administration for Native Americans (ANA)

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 
1974 (the Act) 42 U.S.C. 2992b-1, ANA herein describes its proposed 
interpretive rules, statements of general policy and rules of agency 
procedure or practice in relation to the Social and Economic 
Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS), Native 
Language Preservation and Maintenance (hereinafter referred to as 
Native Language), Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter 
referred to as Environmental), Environmental Mitigation (hereinafter 
referred to as Mitigation), Improving the Well-Being of Children--
Native American Healthy Marriage Initiative (hereinafter referred to as 
Healthy Marriage) programs and any Special Initiatives. 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 
thirty (30) days before the changes become effective. This Notice also 
provides additional information about ANA's plan for administering the 
programs.
    On July 18, 2005, ANA published a Notice of Public Comment (NOPC) 
in the Federal Register (Vol. 70, No. 136) announcing an administrative 
policy change on the number of awards an eligible applicant could 
receive under the SEDS program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 
number 93.612. This change only affected the Healthy Marriage program. 
On November 21, 2006, ANA published the annual NOPC in the Federal 
Register (Vol. 71, No. 224), which did not include a necessary 
correction to the revised administrative policy published on July 18, 
2005. On December 22, 2006, ANA published a third Federal Register 
notice (Vol. 71, No. 246) to clarify the revised administrative policy 
published on July 18, 2005, on the number of awards an eligible 
applicant could receive under the SEDS program, Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance number 93.612. ANA received three responses to the 
December 22, 2006, NOPC clarification. After review and consideration 
of the comments received, ANA determined that the administrative policy 
originally published on July 18, 2005, required clarification and 
revision. This Notice clarifies the agency's intent and provides a 
definitive statement on the number of awards an eligible applicant can 
receive under the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila K. Cooper, Director of Program 
Operations, toll-free at (877) 922-9262.
    Additional Information: The following statement corrects previous 
notices:

VI. ANA Administrative Policy Change

    In the July 18, 2005, Federal Register (Vol. 70, No. 136), ANA made 
an administrative policy change that eligible applicants applying for 
funding under ANA's healthy marriage special initiative under Catalog 
of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612, would not be held to the 
long-standing ANA policy: ``An applicant can have only one active 
Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) grant operating at 
any given time.''
    On December 22, 2006, ANA published notice that ANA was clarifying 
its policy pertaining to

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funding under the SEDS program. The Federal Register notice (Vol. 71, 
No. 246) stated that ANA was ``reinforcing the policy that applicants 
may submit only one application for SEDS or one application for NAHMI 
but not for both.'' Three public comments were received in response to 
the notice. All of the comments stated that Native communities 
experience tremendous needs and Tribes and Native Organizations plan 
and target their requests for financial assistance, and requested that 
ANA allow multiple awards under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 
number 93.612. After review and further consideration of the comments, 
an analysis of the annual requests for funding, which far exceed the 
funding amount available, and review of the award distribution among 
applicants for ANA funding, it is necessary that ANA issue this Notice 
applying to the Healthy Marriage program ANA's long-standing policy 
that applicants may only receive one award at any one time under 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.612. Therefore, 
applicants may submit only one application for project funding under 
the SEDS program or one application for project funding under NAHMI, 
but not for both.

    Dated: February 26, 2007.
Sheila Cooper,
Director of the Division of Program Operations, Administration for 
Native Americans.
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