Announcement of the Award of Four Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants To Support Activities Associated With the Tribal Early Learning Initiative, 65195-65196 [2012-26302]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2012 / Notices ARRA legislation indicates that agencies requiring additional information for oversight should rely on existing authorities and reflect these requirements in their award terms and conditions as necessary, following existing procedures. Therefore, to capture ARRA expenditures, the ACF– 696 has been modified (by the addition of a column) for reporting ARRA expenditure data. In addition, a new data element will ask States and 65195 Territories to estimate the number of child service months funded with ARRA dollars. The collection will not duplicate other information. Respondents: States and Territories. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–696 .......................................................................................................... 56 4 5 1,120 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,120. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–26314 Filed 10–24–12; 8:45 am] erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:06 Oct 24, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number 93.600] Announcement of the Award of Four Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants To Support Activities Associated With the Tribal Early Learning Initiative Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice of award of four singlesource program expansion supplement grants to Head Start/Early Head Start American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) grantees to support their activities as participants in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, announces the award of singlesource program expansion supplement grants to four grantees in the Head Start/ Early Head Start American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) grantees to support their participation in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative. Each of the following grantees is receiving a supplement in the amount of $15,750. SUMMARY: Grantee Location Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Pueblo of San Felipe ....... Confederated Tribes of Salish and Kootenai. White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians. Durant, OK. San Felipe, NM. Pablo, MT. White Earth, MN. The program expansion supplement awards will support expanded services to identify and analyze systems that will improve effectiveness and efficiencies across early childhood programs. The grantees will share action plans to improve outcomes and developing peer learning relationships. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 29, 2012–September 30, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Director, Office of Head Start, 1250 Maryland Ave SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202–205–8573; Email: yvette.sanchezfuentes@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The program expansion supplemental grants will support the effective identification and analysis of actual and potential systems issues faced by tribes receiving all three ACF early learning grants: Head Start/Early Head Start, Tribal Child Care, and Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). The program expansion supplements will support coordination and collaboration activities such as identifying obstacles that could block efforts to build and maintain partnerships, piloting more effective coordination of Tribal Early Learning Programs, and development of alternative interventions and strategies in line with tribal community values, traditions, and priorities. The Tribal Early Learning Initiative is expected to accomplish the following: • Identify and analyze systems issues, including obstacles that could block efforts to build and maintain partnerships in tribal communities, to fully and effectively coordinate Tribal Head Start/Early Head Start, Tribal Child Care, and Tribal MIECHV programs (Tribal Early Learning Programs), and to develop a menu of alternative interventions and strategies in line with tribal community values, traditions, and priorities. • Develop tribally-driven goals and concrete objectives in each local tribal community for building effective and efficient early childhood systems and improved outcomes for young children and families including strategies to support parent, family, and community engagement. • Develop and carry out concrete community plans for supporting and DATES: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 65196 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2012 / Notices strengthening cooperation, coordination, and resource sharing and leveraging among programs that support young children and families in the tribal community • Share plans of action, barriers and challenges, opportunities and solutions, and the results of action plans with other tribal communities in an effort to further develop peer learning relationships The Office of Child Care will separately announce the award of four single-source program expansion supplement grants of up to $15,750 to the same Tribal grantees to support Tribal MIECHV-related activities as part of the Tribal Early Learning Initiative. Statutory Authority: Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 (Pub.L. 110–134). Sections 642 (e)(3) and 648 of the Head Start Act, as amended by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007. Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Director, Office of Head Start. [FR Doc. 2012–26302 Filed 10–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–40–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number: 93.658] Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute in West Hollywood, CA Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services. ACTION: Announcement of the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute in West Hollywood, CA, to support technical assistance to Tribes in the development of oversight plans for prescription medicines for children in Tribal foster care systems. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau (CB) announces the award of a singlesource program expansion supplement grant in the amount of $100,000 to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, West Hollywood, CA, to provide new or modified technical assistance to assist States and Tribes in implementing the Administration on Children, Youth and erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:06 Oct 24, 2012 Jkt 229001 Families’ well-being framework in the context of the new requirements of the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112–34) and explore the need for technical assistance to Tribes in the development of oversight plans for prescription medicines for children in Tribal foster care systems. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute administers the National Resource Center for Tribes (NRC4Tribes) 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. DATES: September 30, 2012 through September 29, 2013. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tribes receiving funding under title IV–B, subpart 1, are required to address in the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) how the Health Care Oversight and Coordination plan requirements are being met for Tribal children in foster care. The NRC4Tribes will address this need through the following: 1. The NRC4Tribes will convene a technical assistance key informant workgroup on the topic of Title IV–B Plan Prescription Medication Oversight for American Indian/Alaska Native children in tribal foster care systems. Tribal input will also be elicited to determine what type of technical assistance can support tribes in the development of prescription medication oversight plans. 2. Based upon the information gathered during these meetings and telephone calls the NRC4Tribes, with input from the technical assistance key informant workgroup, will develop easy to understand step-by-step recommendations for tribes to follow in development of their plan for oversight and coordination of health care services for children in foster care. Additional training and technical assistance will be provided through peer-to-peer training and technical assistance, webinars, training teleconferences, and resource materials located on the NRC4Tribes Web site. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Statutory 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). Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2012–26244 Filed 10–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number 93.652] Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Regents of the Board of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services. ACTION: Announcement of the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to the Regents of the Board of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, to support the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System in providing additional training, technical assistance and support to multiple research and demonstration sites. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source year program expansion supplement in the amount of $250,000 to the Regents of the Board of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, to provide more intensive technical assistance and conduct a rigorous evaluation of research and demonstration sites. DATES: September 30, 2012 through September 29, 2013. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regents of the University of Michigan administers the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System (QIC-ChildRep) under a cooperative agreement. The purpose of the QIC-ChildRep is to improve the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA Number 93.600]


Announcement of the Award of Four Single-Source Program Expansion 
Supplement Grants To Support Activities Associated With the Tribal 
Early Learning Initiative

AGENCY: Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, 
Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice of award of four single-source program expansion 
supplement grants to Head Start/Early Head Start American Indian and 
Alaska Native (AIAN) grantees to support their activities as 
participants in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head 
Start, announces the award of single-source program expansion 
supplement grants to four grantees in the Head Start/Early Head Start 
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) grantees to support their 
participation in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative. Each of the 
following grantees is receiving a supplement in the amount of $15,750.

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                Grantee                              Location
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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.............  Durant, OK.
Pueblo of San Felipe...................  San Felipe, NM.
Confederated Tribes of Salish and        Pablo, MT.
 Kootenai.
White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians...  White Earth, MN.
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    The program expansion supplement awards will support expanded 
services to identify and analyze systems that will improve 
effectiveness and efficiencies across early childhood programs. The 
grantees will share action plans to improve outcomes and developing 
peer learning relationships.

DATES: September 29, 2012-September 30, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Director, 
Office of Head Start, 1250 Maryland Ave SW., Washington, DC 20024. 
Telephone: 202-205-8573; Email: yvette.sanchezfuentes@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The program expansion supplemental grants 
will support the effective identification and analysis of actual and 
potential systems issues faced by tribes receiving all three ACF early 
learning grants: Head Start/Early Head Start, Tribal Child Care, and 
Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). 
The program expansion supplements will support coordination and 
collaboration activities such as identifying obstacles that could block 
efforts to build and maintain partnerships, piloting more effective 
coordination of Tribal Early Learning Programs, and development of 
alternative interventions and strategies in line with tribal community 
values, traditions, and priorities. The Tribal Early Learning 
Initiative is expected to accomplish the following:
     Identify and analyze systems issues, including obstacles 
that could block efforts to build and maintain partnerships in tribal 
communities, to fully and effectively coordinate Tribal Head Start/
Early Head Start, Tribal Child Care, and Tribal MIECHV programs (Tribal 
Early Learning Programs), and to develop a menu of alternative 
interventions and strategies in line with tribal community values, 
traditions, and priorities.
     Develop tribally-driven goals and concrete objectives in 
each local tribal community for building effective and efficient early 
childhood systems and improved outcomes for young children and families 
including strategies to support parent, family, and community 
engagement.
     Develop and carry out concrete community plans for 
supporting and

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strengthening cooperation, coordination, and resource sharing and 
leveraging among programs that support young children and families in 
the tribal community
     Share plans of action, barriers and challenges, 
opportunities and solutions, and the results of action plans with other 
tribal communities in an effort to further develop peer learning 
relationships
    The Office of Child Care will separately announce the award of four 
single-source program expansion supplement grants of up to $15,750 to 
the same Tribal grantees to support Tribal MIECHV-related activities as 
part of the Tribal Early Learning Initiative.

    Statutory Authority:  Improving Head Start for School Readiness 
Act of 2007 (Pub.L. 110-134). Sections 642 (e)(3) and 648 of the 
Head Start Act, as amended by the Improving Head Start for School 
Readiness Act of 2007.

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes,
Director, Office of Head Start.
[FR Doc. 2012-26302 Filed 10-24-12; 8:45 am]
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