Administration on Children, Youth and Families Announces the Award of Five Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grants To Support Expanded Technical Assistance Activities in the Field of Child Welfare, 67192-67194 [2011-28038]

Download as PDF 67192 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2011 / Notices meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. precautions. Thus, comments instead should be sent by facsimile to (202) 395–5167. Willard K. Tom, General Counsel. Dated: October 25, 2011. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2011–28044 Filed 10–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2011–28052 Filed 10–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Centers for Disease Control and Prevention jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned board: TIMES AND DATES: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., December 15, 2011 (Open). 9 a.m.–3 p.m., December 16, 2011 (Open). Place: CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Building 19, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. There will be 15 minutes allotted for public comments at the end of the open session. Purpose: The Board will: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public health authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases, and other impairments and (2) conduct and assist in research and control activities related to injury. Matters To Be Discussed: The BSC, NCIPC will discuss the recommendations provided by the expert panel on the Research Portfolio Reviews that have been conducted and will discuss research strategies needed to guide the Center’s focus. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Gwendolyn H. Cattledge, Ph.D., M.S.E.H., Designated Federal Officer, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop F–63, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone (770) 488–1430. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of 17:21 Oct 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 September 30, 2011–April 30, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis O. Porter, Director, Division of Youth Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20024, Phone: (202) 205–8102. Dated: October 13, 2011. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2011–28036 Filed 10–28–11; 8:45 am] Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC) VerDate Mar<15>2010 DATES: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4182–04–P Administration for Children and Families DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Children, Youth and Families Announces the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) in Chicago, IL Administration for Children and Families Family and Youth Services Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of the Award of a SingleSource Program Expansion Supplement grant to the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) in Chicago, IL, to support initiatives in the areas of quality assurance, comprehensive outreach and increased capacity through technology improvements. AGENCY: Part C, Section 331, of the ‘‘Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008,’’ Public Law 110– 378. CFDA Number: 93.623. SUMMARY: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant of $311,997 to the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) in Chicago, IL, for initiatives in the areas of quality assurance, comprehensive outreach and increased capacity through technology improvements. Through these initiatives, NRS will improve its outreach to youth through Web site enhancements such as, increased access to the ‘‘Live Chat’’ function; recruitment of additional Spanish-English bilingual volunteers; increased outreach and partnerships with local, regional and national organizations to enhance NRS’ national impact in crisis intervention for youth and families. In terms of evidence-based programming, this funding will also enable NRS to conduct a study and evaluate efforts in the area of reconnecting runaway youth with their families. STATUTORY AUTHORITY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration on Children, Youth and Families Announces the Award of Five Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grants To Support Expanded Technical Assistance Activities in the Field of Child Welfare AGENCY: Children’s Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. Notice announcing the award of five single-source expansion supplement grants to support expanded technical assistance activities that will address emerging issues, and technical assistance needs for States and Tribes as they seek to implement legislation and changing programs that support children and families in the child welfare system. ACTION: Project Period: September 30, 2011– September 29, 2012. CFDA Numbers: 93.556; 93.648; 93.556; 93.658; 93.674; 93.652 . Statutory Authorities: Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110– 351). 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). 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). Section 203 (42 U.S.C. 5113) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act (CAPTA) of 1978, (Pub. L. 95–266), as amended. Section 203 (42 U.S.C. 5113) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act (CAPTA) of 1978, (Pub. L. 95–266), as amended. SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2011 / Notices Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau (CB) announces the award of five singlesource program expansion supplement grants to the following organizations: University of Oklahoma, National Resource Center for Youth Services, Tulsa, Oklahoma Award Amount: $157,739. Award funds will support expanded technical assistance to address emerging technical assistance needs for States and Tribes as they seek to implement legislation and changing programs dedicated to former foster youth. The grantee is the recipient of a cooperative agreement to administer the National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD). The grantee has been providing technical assistance services through a cooperative agreement since September 30, 2009, pursuant to the legislative authority of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program, Section 435(d), Title IV–B, subpart 2, of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 629e]. In February 2008, the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) final regulation was promulgated. NYTD requires States to begin collecting information from youth in foster care and young adults formerly in foster care every six months, beginning October 1, 2010. State representatives continue to identify implementation of NYTD as a significant challenge, particularly since it will require State agencies to remain in contact with youth who may no longer be receiving services from the agency. The implementation of NYTD over the next four years will require the NRCYD to continue to provide additional technical assistance to States to implement this regulation effectively. The supplement will allow the NRCYD to provide more intensive technical assistance and on-site consultation to States and Tribes to continue to assist them in implementing these provisions. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Research Foundation of CUNY on Behalf of Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY Award Amount: $466,311. Award funds will support 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Oct 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 Amendments of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629e). The supplemental funding will allow the NRCPFC to: 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. The supplemental funding will allow NRCPFC to 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. Tribal Law and Policy Institute, West Hollywood, CA Award Amount: $602,643. Award funds will 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. Supplemental funding will support Regional Roundtables and build Tribal capacity in the following areas: 1. In-depth overview of the Fostering Connections Act, the Social Security Act, and Title IV–B & IV–E provisions and requirements to increase the knowledge and understanding of Tribal leaders, Tribal child welfare staff, and Tribal judges concerning these Federal laws and the requirements of this Federal funding. 2. Capacity building on developing infrastructure within the Tribal child welfare system, including policies and procedures, licensing standards, Tribal child welfare code, case management skill building and data collection. 3. Training for Tribal caseworkers and Tribal legal/judicial staff on the Fostering Connections Act and Title IV– B and IV–E Program requirements in order to document the eligibility and PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67193 continue funding of Title IV–E eligible children and assure that all appropriate services are provided to children in care. Research Foundation of SUNY, University of Albany, Albany, NY Award Amount: $600,000. Grant funds will allow the grantee to provide more intensive technical assistance to Tribes. The Research Foundation of SUNY administers the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute under a cooperative agreement. The goal of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute is to build the capacity of the nation’s child welfare workforce and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families through activities that support the development of skilled child welfare leaders. Supplemental funding for the Workforce Institute will be focused on building the capacity of the Tribal child welfare workforce. The additional support will begin to address capacity needs as Tribes prepare to operate their own foster care, adoption, and guardianship assistance programs under title IV–E of the Social Security Act. Supplemental activities will expand services and supports for university traineeships for Native American students, and expand the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) to increase training and supports for Tribal middle managers in child welfare. There are five traineeship universities supporting American Indian students that will increase the total number of student stipends by at least 12 students, increase student stipend amounts, and increase student travel awards for travel to and from classes and field education placements and for relevant State Tribal conferences and meetings. The LAMM training will further build the capacity of Tribal Middle Managers who have already completed the basic Leadership Academy of Middle Managers by providing a three-day follow up residential advanced training and six months of coaching, as well as evaluation of this cultural adaptation of the current LAMM model for tribal participants. Regents of the Board of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Award Amount: $300,000, Award funds will support the grantee to provide more intensive technical assistance and conduct a rigorous evaluation of research and demonstration sites. The Regents of the University of Michigan administers the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 67194 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2011 / Notices Child Welfare System (QIC–ChildRep) under a cooperative agreement. The purpose of the QIC–ChildRep is to improve the quality of legal representation for children and youth in child welfare cases so that States and Tribes achieve the best safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children and youth. This systems improvement model funds three research and demonstration sites, each involving a rigorous evaluation. Given the complexity of the models being implemented, considerable training, technical assistance, monitoring and support are necessary for each site to design and implement evaluation plans. Supplemental funds will allow for an increased level of effort in conducting evaluations to meet the requirements of the cooperative agreement. Additional training, technical assistance, and support to each research and demonstration site, coupled with more intensive monitoring of site specific evaluation efforts, will enhance the depth and rigor of all evaluation results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Shafer, Children’s Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 205–8172; Email: jan.shafer@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: October 13, 2011. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2011–28038 Filed 10–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–29–P Act, as amended by Section 201 of the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111–320. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is announcing the award of a single-source program expansion supplement of $250,000 to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Harrisburg, PA. The supplemental funds will support the grantee in providing training and technical assistance to domestic violence service providers including ACF grantees, State and local social service agencies; so that they better serve victims of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing the mental health and traumatic effects of intimate partner violence. These efforts will increase domestic violence programs awareness and access to effective interventions that are trauma informed. DATES: September 30, 2011 through September 29, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marylouise Kelley, Ph.D., Director, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., Suite 8216, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 104–5756. Email: Marylouise.kelley@acf.hhs.gov. SUMMARY: Dated: October 13, 2011. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2011–28035 Filed 10–28–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4184–32–P Administration for Children and Families DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Children, Youth and Families Announces the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant To Support Expanded Training and Technical Assistance to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Harrisburg, PA Administration for Children and Families Family and Youth Services Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice to Announce the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement to Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence to Support a Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Technical Assistance (TA) Project. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: CFDA Number: 93.592. Statutory Authority: Section 310 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Oct 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 Announcing the Award of a SingleSource Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in Washington, DC Administration on Developmental Disabilities, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of the award of a singlesource program expansion supplement grant to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Washington, DC, to support selfadvocacy summits. AGENCY: CFDA Number: 93.631. Statutory Authority: The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act), Pub. L. 106–402, Section 129(b). PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), Office of Program Support (OPS) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant of $388,640 to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Washington, DC, to support implementation of 3 to 4 self-advocacy summit meetings. The self-advocacy summits will be interactive meetings requiring a high degree of participation from the attending self-advocates who will act as the primary presenters. The meetings are intended to educate both the network of ADD grantees on the ADD Program’s four goals and, as such, every participant will be required to communicate their expertise related to: SUMMARY: The current status of self-advocacy in their home State, which will include reporting on support structures, activities, accomplishments, and challenges; The discerned steps needed to strengthen and enhance current efforts at the State level; and Recommendations for action items intended to strengthen and enhance current self-advocacy efforts at the national level. Summit participants are primarily individuals with developmental disabilities (as defined by the DD Act) who are experts with specialized knowledge in the self-advocacy movement in their States. Other participants will include ADD grantees with specific expertise related to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to fully participate in systems change and advocacy efforts in their States. September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2012. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Johnson, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Aerospace Center, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20447; Telephone: (202) 690–5982; E-mail: jennifer.johnson@acf.hhs.gov Dated: October 21, 2011. Sharon B. Lewis, Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities. [FR Doc. 2011–28141 Filed 10–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–38–P E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Administration on Children, Youth and Families Announces the 
Award of Five Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grants To Support 
Expanded Technical Assistance Activities in the Field of Child Welfare

AGENCY: Children's Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice announcing the award of five single-source expansion 
supplement grants to support expanded technical assistance activities 
that will address emerging issues, and technical assistance needs for 
States and Tribes as they seek to implement legislation and changing 
programs that support children and families in the child welfare 
system.

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    Project Period: September 30, 2011-September 29, 2012.
    CFDA Numbers: 93.556; 93.648; 93.556; 93.658; 93.674; 93.652 .
    Statutory Authorities: Fostering Connections to Success and 
Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-351). 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). 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). Section 203 (42 U.S.C. 5113) of the Child Abuse 
Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act (CAPTA) of 1978, (Pub. 
L. 95-266), as amended. Section 203 (42 U.S.C. 5113) of the Child Abuse 
Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act (CAPTA) of 1978, (Pub. 
L. 95-266), as amended.
SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
Administration on Children, Youth and

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Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB) announces the award of five 
single-source program expansion supplement grants to the following 
organizations:

University of Oklahoma, National Resource Center for Youth Services, 
Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Award Amount: $157,739.
    Award funds will support expanded technical assistance to address 
emerging technical assistance needs for States and Tribes as they seek 
to implement legislation and changing programs dedicated to former 
foster youth. The grantee is the recipient of a cooperative agreement 
to administer the National Resource Center for Youth Development 
(NRCYD). The grantee has been providing technical assistance services 
through a cooperative agreement since September 30, 2009, pursuant to 
the legislative authority of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families 
Program, Section 435(d), Title IV-B, subpart 2, of the Social Security 
Act [42 U.S.C. 629e].
    In February 2008, the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) 
final regulation was promulgated. NYTD requires States to begin 
collecting information from youth in foster care and young adults 
formerly in foster care every six months, beginning October 1, 2010. 
State representatives continue to identify implementation of NYTD as a 
significant challenge, particularly since it will require State 
agencies to remain in contact with youth who may no longer be receiving 
services from the agency. The implementation of NYTD over the next four 
years will require the NRCYD to continue to provide additional 
technical assistance to States to implement this regulation 
effectively. The supplement will allow the NRCYD to provide more 
intensive technical assistance and on-site consultation to States and 
Tribes to continue to assist them in implementing these provisions.

Research Foundation of CUNY on Behalf of Hunter College School of 
Social Work, New York, NY

    Award Amount: $466,311.
    Award funds will support 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 supplemental funding will allow the NRCPFC to:
    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.
    The supplemental funding will allow NRCPFC to 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.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute, West Hollywood, CA

    Award Amount: $602,643.
    Award funds will 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.
    Supplemental funding will support Regional Roundtables and build 
Tribal capacity in the following areas:
    1. In-depth overview of the Fostering Connections Act, the Social 
Security Act, and Title IV-B & IV-E provisions and requirements to 
increase the knowledge and understanding of Tribal leaders, Tribal 
child welfare staff, and Tribal judges concerning these Federal laws 
and the requirements of this Federal funding.
    2. Capacity building on developing infrastructure within the Tribal 
child welfare system, including policies and procedures, licensing 
standards, Tribal child welfare code, case management skill building 
and data collection.
    3. Training for Tribal caseworkers and Tribal legal/judicial staff 
on the Fostering Connections Act and Title IV-B and IV-E Program 
requirements in order to document the eligibility and continue funding 
of Title IV-E eligible children and assure that all appropriate 
services are provided to children in care.

Research Foundation of SUNY, University of Albany, Albany, NY

    Award Amount: $600,000.
    Grant funds will allow the grantee to provide more intensive 
technical assistance to Tribes. The Research Foundation of SUNY 
administers the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute under a 
cooperative agreement. The goal of the National Child Welfare Workforce 
Institute is to build the capacity of the nation's child welfare 
workforce and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families 
through activities that support the development of skilled child 
welfare leaders.
    Supplemental funding for the Workforce Institute will be focused on 
building the capacity of the Tribal child welfare workforce. The 
additional support will begin to address capacity needs as Tribes 
prepare to operate their own foster care, adoption, and guardianship 
assistance programs under title IV-E of the Social Security Act. 
Supplemental activities will expand services and supports for 
university traineeships for Native American students, and expand the 
Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) to increase training and 
supports for Tribal middle managers in child welfare. There are five 
traineeship universities supporting American Indian students that will 
increase the total number of student stipends by at least 12 students, 
increase student stipend amounts, and increase student travel awards 
for travel to and from classes and field education placements and for 
relevant State Tribal conferences and meetings. The LAMM training will 
further build the capacity of Tribal Middle Managers who have already 
completed the basic Leadership Academy of Middle Managers by providing 
a three-day follow up residential advanced training and six months of 
coaching, as well as evaluation of this cultural adaptation of the 
current LAMM model for tribal participants.

Regents of the Board of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Award Amount: $300,000,
    Award funds will support the grantee to provide more intensive 
technical assistance and conduct a rigorous evaluation of research and 
demonstration sites. The Regents of the University of Michigan 
administers the National Quality Improvement Center on the 
Representation of Children in the

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Child Welfare System (QIC-ChildRep) under a cooperative agreement. The 
purpose of the QIC-ChildRep is to improve the quality of legal 
representation for children and youth in child welfare cases so that 
States and Tribes achieve the best safety, permanency, and well-being 
outcomes for children and youth. This systems improvement model funds 
three research and demonstration sites, each involving a rigorous 
evaluation. Given the complexity of the models being implemented, 
considerable training, technical assistance, monitoring and support are 
necessary for each site to design and implement evaluation plans. 
Supplemental funds will allow for an increased level of effort in 
conducting evaluations to meet the requirements of the cooperative 
agreement. Additional training, technical assistance, and support to 
each research and demonstration site, coupled with more intensive 
monitoring of site specific evaluation efforts, will enhance the depth 
and rigor of all evaluation results.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Shafer, Children's Bureau, 1250 
Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 205-8172; 
Email: jan.shafer@acf.hhs.gov.

    Dated: October 13, 2011.
Bryan Samuels,
Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.
[FR Doc. 2011-28038 Filed 10-28-11; 8:45 am]
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