Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement to the Child Welfare League of America, 62839-62840 [2010-25715]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices Project Period: September 30, 2010 to September 29, 2011. SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement to the Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY, to provide expanded technical assistance to address continuing challenges in the field as child welfare programs work to implement the requirements of new legislation. The Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of Hunter College is the recipient of a cooperative agreement to act as the administrator for National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC), which provides technical assistance services pursuant to the legislative authority of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629e). The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–351) provides for a discretionary matching grant program to implement projects in the areas of Kinship Navigator, Family Finding, Family Group Decision Making, and Residential Family Treatment. The law also added a new plan requirement at § 471(a)(29) that directs State foster care and adoption agencies (title IV–E agencies) to exercise due diligence to identify and notify all adult relatives of a child, within 30 days of the child’s removal, of the relative’s options to become a placement resource for the child. The supplemental funding will allow the NRCPFC to do the following: 1. Provide focused technical assistance to Family Connections grantees. 2. Engage States that did not receive discretionary grants in on-site consultation regarding effectively involving relatives in child welfare practice. 3. Proactively transfer the knowledge developed under the discretionary grant program to States to assist in meeting new plan requirements. Under the proposed supplemental funding, the NRCPFC will increase technical assistance efforts to enhance the achievement of permanency by assisting agencies to better locate, notify and involve families and relatives in the engagement and planning process while maintaining awareness of confidentiality issues. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane Morgan, Children’s Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202–205–8807; E-mail: jane.morgan@acf.hhs.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 Dated: October 4, 2010. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–25713 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute AGENCY: Children’s Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice. CFDA Number: 93.658. Legislative Authority: Section 476(c)(2)(iii) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110– 351). Amount of Award: $400,000. Project Period: September 30, 2010 to September 29, 2011. SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source expansion supplement to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, West Hollywood, CA, to provide more intensive technical assistance to Tribes. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute administers the National Resource Center for Tribes under a cooperative agreement where technical assistance is provided to Tribes to assist in building organizational capacity so that Tribes may operate their own foster care programs under title IV–E of the Social Security Act. Under the agreement, Tribal Law and Policy Institute identifies promising practices in Tribal child welfare systems, identifies and effectively implements community and culturally based strategies and resources that strengthen Tribal child and family services. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (the Act) was amended in 2008 by the addition of § 479B, which allows Indian Tribes the option to apply for Federal funding to support the administration of their own foster care, adoption assistance, and guardianship assistance programs under title IV–E of the Social Security Act (SSA). The Act was also amended at § 476(c)(2)(iii) to allow Indian Tribes to receive one-time development grants to be used to offset the cost of developing a title IV–E plan to carry out the requirements of § 479B. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62839 Supplemental funding will support Regional Roundtables and build Tribal capacity in the following areas: 1. Development of a presentation on the Social Security Act and title IV–E provisions that provide foster care and adoption service funds. The presentation will be developed to be responsive to the cultural issues and needs of the Tribal audience. 2. Training for Tribal caseworkers on title IV–E requirements in order to continue the eligibility and funding of IV–E eligible children. Caseworkers will be made aware of the provisions of Public Law 110–351 to insure that all appropriate services are provided to children in care. 3. Assistance in the development of training for appropriate foster care recruitment, and retention so that placement of title IV–E eligible children will be made with licensed foster/kin families. Training will emphasize the linkages between for Tribal leaders, child welfare and court staff in the licensing and maintaining of title I–VE eligibility when children are placed in foster care. CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jane Morgan, Children’s Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202–205–8807; E-mail: jane.morgan@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: October 4, 2010. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–25709 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration For Children And Families Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement to the Child Welfare League of America ACF, ACYF, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: CFDA Number: 93.599. Legislative Authority: Section 477(g)(2) of the Social Security Act. Amount of Award: $295,116. Project Period: September 30, 2010 to September 29, 2011. SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB), announces the award of a single-source expansion supplement to the Child Welfare League of America, Arlington, VA, to support the provision of intensive technical assistance to States. E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 62840 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices The Child Welfare League of America is a recipient of a cooperative agreement to administer the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology (NRC–CWDT) in order to ensure continued support to States in the development of the National Youth in Transition Database. The National Youth in Transition Database will assist States, Tribes, and courts to develop, implement and/or improve effective case management information systems, or data collection systems, and to use data to manage child welfare programs in order to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. Section 477 of the Social Security Act authorizes the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) and the Chafee Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) program. It also requires the creation of a data collection and performance measurement system. The Federal regulation at 45 CFR 1356.80 establishes the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) implementing this provision. The NYTD regulation requires States to engage in two data collection activities: the collect of information on youth and the independent living services they receive that are paid for or provided by State agencies that administer the CFCIP and ETV programs and the collection of outcome information on certain youth in foster care. States must begin collecting NYTD data on October 1, 2010 and submit the first report period data to ACF by May 15, 2011. The supplemental funding will allow the NRC–CWDT to meet the increased demand for NYTD onsite technical assistance and sponsor regional meetings without reducing requested technical assistance from courts and Tribes in the areas of data collection and exchange. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gail Collins, Children’s Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202–205–8552; E-mail: gail.collins@acf.hhs.gov. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Dated: October 4, 2010. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–25715 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement to the University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service AGENCY: Children’s Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice. CFDA Number: 93.658. Legislative Authority: Section 476(c)(2)(iii) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110– 351). Amount of Award: $200,000. Project Period: September 30, 2010 to September 29, 2011. SUMMARY: In order to provide more intensive technical assistance to Tribes, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB) is awarding a single-source expansion supplement to the University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Portland, ME, to assist Tribes in building their capacity to operate their own foster care and adoption assistance agencies (title IV–E) program. The University of Southern Maine is a recipient of a cooperative agreement to administer the National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement, which is charged with building the organizational capacity of State, local, Tribal and other publicly supported child welfare agencies in order to improve the outcomes of child welfare activities and to achieve the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 goals of safety, permanency and wellbeing of children and youth. The supplemental funding will support Regional Roundtables and build Tribal capacity in the following areas: 1. An overview of the Social Security Act and title IV–E provisions that provide foster care and adoption service funds. This presentation will be developed to be responsive to the cultural issues and needs of the audience. 2. Training for Tribal caseworkers on title IV–E requirements in order to continue the eligibility and funding of IV–E eligible children. Workers must be aware of the provisions of Fostering Connections to assure that all appropriate services are provided to children in care. 3. Proper foster care recruitment, training and retention is needed because PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 placement of title IV–E eligible children must be made with licensed foster/kin families. It is important for Tribal leaders, child welfare and court staff to understand the link between licensing and maintaining title IV–E eligibility when children are placed. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–351) added § 479B to the Act, which allows Indian Tribes the option to receive Federal funding to support the administration of their own foster care, adoption assistance, and guardianship assistance programs under title IV–E of the Social Security Act (the Act). The law also amended the Act at § 476(c)(2)(iii) to allow Indian Tribes to receive one-time development grants to be used to offset the cost of developing a title IV–E plan to carry out the requirements of new § 479B of the Act. As the designated National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement, the University of Southern Maine is qualified to provide training and technical assistance to Tribes because of their demonstrated commitment to meaningful stakeholder involvement by involving Tribes and other relevant stakeholders in program planning, implementation and evaluation and other systems change initiatives. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane Morgan, Children’s Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202–205–8807; Email: jane.morgan@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: October 4, 2010. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–25719 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement to the University of Oklahoma, National Resource Center for Youth Services AGENCY: Children’s Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice. CFDA Number: 93.674. Legislative Authority: Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program, § 435(d), Title IV–B, subpart 2, of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 629e]. Amount of Award: $103,685. Project Period: September 30, 2010 to September 29, 2011. E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 13, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-25715]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration For Children And Families


Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement to the Child 
Welfare League of America

AGENCY: ACF, ACYF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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    CFDA Number: 93.599.
    Legislative Authority: Section 477(g)(2) of the Social Security 
Act.
    Amount of Award: $295,116.
    Project Period: September 30, 2010 to September 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's 
Bureau (CB), announces the award of a single-source expansion 
supplement to the Child Welfare League of America, Arlington, VA, to 
support the provision of intensive technical assistance to States.

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    The Child Welfare League of America is a recipient of a cooperative 
agreement to administer the National Resource Center for Child Welfare 
Data and Technology (NRC-CWDT) in order to ensure continued support to 
States in the development of the National Youth in Transition Database. 
The National Youth in Transition Database will assist States, Tribes, 
and courts to develop, implement and/or improve effective case 
management information systems, or data collection systems, and to use 
data to manage child welfare programs in order to improve outcomes for 
children, youth, and families.
    Section 477 of the Social Security Act authorizes the John H. 
Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) and the Chafee 
Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) program. It also requires the 
creation of a data collection and performance measurement system. The 
Federal regulation at 45 CFR 1356.80 establishes the National Youth in 
Transition Database (NYTD) implementing this provision. The NYTD 
regulation requires States to engage in two data collection activities: 
the collect of information on youth and the independent living services 
they receive that are paid for or provided by State agencies that 
administer the CFCIP and ETV programs and the collection of outcome 
information on certain youth in foster care. States must begin 
collecting NYTD data on October 1, 2010 and submit the first report 
period data to ACF by May 15, 2011.
    The supplemental funding will allow the NRC-CWDT to meet the 
increased demand for NYTD onsite technical assistance and sponsor 
regional meetings without reducing requested technical assistance from 
courts and Tribes in the areas of data collection and exchange.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gail Collins, Children's Bureau, 1250 
Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202-205-8552; E-
mail: gail.collins@acf.hhs.gov.

    Dated: October 4, 2010.
Bryan Samuels,
Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.
[FR Doc. 2010-25715 Filed 10-12-10; 8:45 am]
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