Office of Community Services; Notice To Award a Non-Competitive Successor Grant to Neighborhood Assets, 15987-15988 [E9-7999]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 66 / Wednesday, April 8, 2009 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES vaccinations against vaccinepreventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices[(ACIP).]’’ The ACIP is a committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The ACIP makes vaccine recommendations for the U.S. population to the CDC Director, who, in accordance with FACA, is ultimately responsible for accepting, rejecting, or modifying those recommendations. Any immigrant or applicant applying for adjustment of status in the U.S., who is unable to present proof of vaccination, is inadmissible into the United States unless the immigrant or applicant receives the required vaccines or applies for and receives a statutory waiver. Such waivers may be issued if, for example, during the medical examination, the examiner determines that a vaccination is not medically appropriate. Since 1996, when the vaccination requirement was added to the INA, all vaccinations routinely recommended by ACIP for the U.S. population have been required for immigrants subject to the INA vaccination requirement. Although this vaccination requirement has been in effect since 1996, the continued evolution of vaccine development has led CDC to reassess the appropriateness for each recommended vaccine in the context of U.S. immigration in the interest of public health. Implementation of Specific Vaccination Criteria The ACIP recommendations regarding vaccines are extremely important for optimizing individual health status, protecting the public health of the Nation, and providing technical guidance for State-based mandates for school, child care, employment and other settings. However, to date, the ACIP recommendations have been applied to persons undergoing medical examination for U.S. immigration without consideration for the unique characteristics of such screening, which include the urgency of time in which the vaccination is required and the location of the individual immigrant, or group of immigrants, at the time of the medical examination. While the ACIP vaccination recommendations are appropriate for the general U.S. population, CDC is proposing specific criteria to determine which ACIPrecommended vaccines are appropriate as a requirement at the time and place of medical examination for immigration. For example, within these criteria, vaccinations will be administered to applicants if they are considered to be ‘‘age-appropriate’’ as recommended by ACIP for the general U.S. population VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:05 Apr 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 (i.e. the applicant is within the ACIPrecommended age groups of the vaccine at the time of the examination). Once it is determined that a vaccine is ageappropriate, the vaccine will only be administered if it is determined to be appropriate in the immigration setting due to the potential of diseases to cause outbreaks and/or to be introduced into the United States, where they have been eliminated or are in the process of elimination. In contrast, all other ACIP recommended vaccines should be administered once the applicant is admitted to the United States according to CDC immunization schedule and State-based vaccination mandates. Therefore, CDC is proposing to implement the vaccination requirements provided for in section 212(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the INA as follows: Because section 212(a)(1)(A)(ii) explicitly requires vaccinations for listed vaccinepreventable diseases (mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus and diphtheria toxoids, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B and hepatitis B), CDC will continue to require those vaccinations for immigrants seeking admission into the United States or seeking to adjust their status to the status of legal permanent resident. CDC will use the criteria below for determining which additional vaccines recommended by ACIP for the general population will be required for such immigrants. All vaccines will remain subject to statutory waivers, if applicable. In addition, CDC will review the list of vaccines recommended by ACIP for the general U.S. population on a regular basis and apply the specific criteria to determine which additional vaccines will be required for U.S. immigration purposes. CDC proposes to use the following criteria: 1. The vaccine must be an ageappropriate vaccine as recommended by ACIP for the general U.S. population, and 2. At least one of the following: a. The vaccine must protect against a disease that has the potential to cause an outbreak.2 b. The vaccine must protect against a disease that has been eliminated in the United States, or is in the process for elimination in the United States. Through the issuance of revised Technical Instructions and other standard operating procedures, CDC 2 For purposes of this Notice, ‘‘potential to cause an outbreak’’ means the occurrence of more cases of disease than could be anticipated in a given area or among a specific group of people over a particular period of time. In general, and as observed through previous experience, an outbreak is associated with a public health response. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15987 upon application of the criteria will notify the panel physicians and civil surgeons who conduct the medical examination of any changes to the vaccination requirements for U.S. immigration purposes. Dated: April 1, 2009. James D. Seligman, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–7934 Filed 4–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Office of Community Services; Notice To Award a Non-Competitive Successor Grant to Neighborhood Assets AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice to award a noncompetitive successor grant to Neighborhood Assets. CFDA#: 93.602. Project Period: September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2009. Award Amount: 100,000. Statutory Authority: The Assets for Independence Act (Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Act of 1998, as amended, Pub. L. 105–285, 42 U.S.C. 604 note). SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award a noncompetitive successor grant to Neighborhood Assets, a non-profit organization located in Spokane, Washington. The Assets for Independence program supports grantees that provide low-income individuals and families with access to special matched savings accounts called individual development accounts (IDAs) and other asset-building tools such as financial literacy education and coaching and training on money management and consumer issues. The award will enable the Neighborhood Assets to implement an Assets for Independence project serving lowincome families in Spokane, Washington. This action is taken as the original grantee, Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, has relinquished the grant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Gatz, Manager, Assets for E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 15988 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 66 / Wednesday, April 8, 2009 / Notices Independence Program, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, by telephone on (202) 401–4626 or by e-mail at AFIprogram@acf.hhs.gov. Independence Program, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, by telephone on (202) 401–4626 or by e-mail at AFIprogram@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: March 23, 2009. Yolanda J. Butler, Acting Director, Office of Community Services. [FR Doc. E9–7999 Filed 4–7–09; 8:45 am] Dated: March 23, 2009. Yolanda J. Butler, Acting Director, Office of Community Services. [FR Doc. E9–8005 Filed 4–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0397] Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; State Enforcement Notifications AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ACTION: Administration for Children and Families Food and Drug Administration SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ‘‘State Enforcement Notifications’’ has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0490] Office of Community Services; Notice To Award a Non-Competitive Successor Grant to Neighborhood Assets AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice to award a noncompetitive successor grant to Neighborhood Assets. AGENCY: ACTION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Statutory Authority: The Assets for Independence Act (Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Act of 1998, as amended, Public Law 105–285, 42 U.S.C. 604 note). SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award a noncompetitive successor grant to Neighborhood Assets, a non-profit organization located in Spokane, Washington. The Assets for Independence program supports grantees that provide low-income individuals and families with access to special matched savings accounts called individual development accounts (IDAs) and other asset-building tools such as financial literacy education and coaching and training on money management and consumer issues. The award will enable the Neighborhood Assets to implement an Assets for Independence project serving lowincome families in Spokane, Washington. This action is taken as the original grantee, Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, has relinquished the grant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Gatz, Manager, Assets for 17:05 Apr 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 Food and Drug Administration, HHS. CFDA#: 93.602. Project Period: September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2009. Award Amount: 35,000. VerDate Nov<24>2008 Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ‘‘Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program’’ has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of Information Management (HFA–710), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–796–3794. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of December 16, 2008 (73 FR 76360), the agency announced that the proposed information collection had been submitted to OMB for review and clearance under 44 U.S.C. 3507. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has now approved the information collection and has assigned OMB control number 0910–0030. The approval expires on February 29, 2012. A copy of the supporting statement for this information collection is available on the Internet at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of Information Management (HFA–710), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–796–3794. In the Federal Register of November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68430), the agency announced that the proposed information collection had been submitted to OMB for review and clearance under 44 U.S.C. 3507. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has now approved the information collection and has assigned OMB control number 0910–0275. The approval expires on March 31, 2012. A copy of the supporting statement for this information collection is available on the Internet at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 1, 2009. Jeffrey Shuren, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 8, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Office of Community Services; Notice To Award a Non-Competitive 
Successor Grant to Neighborhood Assets

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice to award a non-competitive successor grant to 
Neighborhood Assets.

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    CFDA#: 93.602.
    Project Period: September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2009.
    Award Amount: 100,000.

    Statutory Authority: The Assets for Independence Act (Title IV 
of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and 
Educational Act of 1998, as amended, Pub. L. 105-285, 42 U.S.C. 604 
note).

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Administration for Children 
and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award a 
non-competitive successor grant to Neighborhood Assets, a non-profit 
organization located in Spokane, Washington. The Assets for 
Independence program supports grantees that provide low-income 
individuals and families with access to special matched savings 
accounts called individual development accounts (IDAs) and other asset-
building tools such as financial literacy education and coaching and 
training on money management and consumer issues. The award will enable 
the Neighborhood Assets to implement an Assets for Independence project 
serving low-income families in Spokane, Washington. This action is 
taken as the original grantee, Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, 
has relinquished the grant.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Gatz, Manager, Assets for

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Independence Program, Office of Community Services, Administration for 
Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 
20447, by telephone on (202) 401-4626 or by e-mail at 
AFIprogram@acf.hhs.gov.

    Dated: March 23, 2009.
Yolanda J. Butler,
Acting Director, Office of Community Services.
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