Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK, 65197 [2012-26304]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2012 / Notices quality of legal representation for children and youth in child welfare cases so the States and Tribes achieve the best safety, permanency and wellbeing outcomes for children and youth. This systems improvement model supports 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. Program expansion supplement funds will allow for an increased level of effort in conducting the evaluations in order 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. The supplemental funding will also afford QIC-ChildRep the opportunity to provide new or modified technical assistance to assist States and Tribes in implementing the Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ wellbeing framework in the context of the new requirements of the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112–34). Statutory Authority: 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. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2012–26305 Filed 10–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–29–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number 93.674] Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK 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 University of Oklahoma, National Resource Center for erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:06 Oct 24, 2012 Jkt 229001 Youth Development, in Tulsa, OK, to provide technical assistance to States to devise effective procedures and strategies to implement National Youth in Transition Database regulations effectively. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement in the amount of $103,685 to the University of Oklahoma, National Resource Center for Youth Development, Tulsa, OK, to 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 436(d), Title IV–B, subpart 2, of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629e). DATES: September 30, 2012 through September 29, 2013. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 will require the NRCYD to continue to provide additional technical assistance to States to implement this regulation effectively. Additionally, many States see the implementation of NYTD as a method to engage youth and to strengthen youth involvement in services at the State and local level. This type of youth engagement work involves long-term systemic technical assistance. The single-source expansion supplement will allow the NRCYD to support these State initiatives over the long term. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65197 Another significant development affecting the provision of services to youth and young adults was the passage of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, Public Law 110–351, signed into law October 7, 2008. Among other provisions, the law requires States to develop a transition plan for all youth emancipating from foster care and provides States and Tribes an option to receive Federal reimbursement under title IV–E of the Social Security Act to extend foster care to older youth until age 21. In addition, the law for the first time provided an opportunity for certain Tribes to receive direct funding for independent living services and education and training vouchers under the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. The single-source program expansion supplement grant 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. The supplemental funding will afford the National Resource Center for Youth Development the opportunity to provide new or modified technical assistance to assist States and Tribes in implementing the Administration on Children, Youth and 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). Statutory Authority: Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program, § 436(d), Title IV– B, subpart 2, of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629e). Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2012–26304 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 93.556] Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Research Foundation of CUNY on Behalf of Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA Number 93.674]


Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion 
Supplement Grant to the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK

AGENCY: 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 University of Oklahoma, National Resource 
Center for Youth Development, in Tulsa, OK, to provide technical 
assistance to States to devise effective procedures and strategies to 
implement National Youth in Transition Database regulations 
effectively.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's 
Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source program expansion 
supplement in the amount of $103,685 to the University of Oklahoma, 
National Resource Center for Youth Development, Tulsa, OK, to 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 436(d), Title IV-B, 
subpart 2, of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629e).

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

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 will require the NRCYD to continue to provide additional technical 
assistance to States to implement this regulation effectively.
    Additionally, many States see the implementation of NYTD as a 
method to engage youth and to strengthen youth involvement in services 
at the State and local level. This type of youth engagement work 
involves long-term systemic technical assistance. The single-source 
expansion supplement will allow the NRCYD to support these State 
initiatives over the long term.
    Another significant development affecting the provision of services 
to youth and young adults was the passage of the Fostering Connections 
to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, Public Law 110-351, 
signed into law October 7, 2008. Among other provisions, the law 
requires States to develop a transition plan for all youth emancipating 
from foster care and provides States and Tribes an option to receive 
Federal reimbursement under title IV-E of the Social Security Act to 
extend foster care to older youth until age 21. In addition, the law 
for the first time provided an opportunity for certain Tribes to 
receive direct funding for independent living services and education 
and training vouchers under the Chafee Foster Care Independence 
Program. The single-source program expansion supplement grant 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.
    The supplemental funding will afford the National Resource Center 
for Youth Development the opportunity to provide new or modified 
technical assistance to assist States and Tribes in implementing the 
Administration on Children, Youth and 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).

    Statutory Authority: Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program, 
Sec.  436(d), Title IV-B, subpart 2, of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 629e).

Bryan Samuels,
Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.
[FR Doc. 2012-26304 Filed 10-24-12; 8:45 am]
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