Announcement of the Award of a Noncompetitive Single Source Replacement Grant to the Larimer County (CO) Department of Human Services in Fort Collins, CO, 65391-65392 [2012-26349]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10451] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. 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[FR Doc. 2012–26380 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration For Children And Families [CFDA Number: 93.605] Announcement of the Award of a Noncompetitive Single Source Replacement Grant to the Larimer County (CO) Department of Human Services in Fort Collins, CO Children’s Bureau, ACF, HHS. Announcement of the award of a noncompetitive single source replacement grant to the Larimer County (CO) Department of Human Services in Fort Collins, CO. AGENCY: ACTION: The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau (CB) awarded a 36month demonstration grant to the American Humane Association (AHA) on September 29, 2011. On April 27, 2012, AHA submitted a letter requesting a relinquishment, effective June 30, 2012. The Larimer County Department of Human Services, an eligible organization, submitted its letter, along with its grant application, requesting approval to complete all of the remaining grant activities from July 1, 2012, through September 29, 2014. The Larimer County Department of Human Services will continue to provide all program activities. No changes to the grant activities will occur. All existing key personnel for the grant will remain to ensure continuity in accomplishing all of the program activities, as described in the original proposal. For the remainder of the project period listed below, this organization has been awarded funds in the amount of $1,189,750 as the permanent replacement grantee. DATES: July 1, 2012, through September 29, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Overbagh, Child Welfare Program Specialist, Division of Program Innovation, Children’s Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202–205–7273; Email: cathy.overbagh@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Family Connection Grant Program was SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 65392 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / Notices established for the purpose of helping children who are in, or at risk of entering, foster care reconnect with family members through the implementation of programs of kinship navigator programs, programs using intensive family finding efforts, programs using family group decisionmaking meetings, and residential family treatment programs. In September 2011, the Children’s Bureau awarded a cluster of 36-month demonstration grants, including the grant relinquished by AHA, to focus on using family group decision-making meetings to build protective factors for children and families. Statutory Authority: Section 427 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sections 620– 629) as amended by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–351, Section 102(a)). Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2012–26349 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, SUMMARY: Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443– 1984. HRSA requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Information Collection Request Title: Drug Pricing Program Reporting Requirements (OMB No. 0915–0176)— [Extension] Abstract: Section 602 of Public Law 102–585, the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992, enacted section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), ‘‘Limitation on Prices of Drugs Purchased by Covered Entities.’’ Section 340B provides that a manufacturer who participates in Medicaid must sign a Pharmaceutical Pricing Agreement with the Secretary of Health and Human Services in which the manufacturer agrees to charge enrolled covered entities a price for covered outpatient drugs that will not exceed an amount determined under a statutory formula. Covered entities which choose to participate in the section 340B Drug Pricing Program must comply with the requirements of 340B(a)(5) of the PHS Number of respondents Reporting/notification requirement Responses per respondent Act. Section 340B(a)(5)(A) prohibits a covered entity from accepting a discount for a drug that would also generate a Medicaid rebate. Further, section 340B(a)(5)(B) prohibits a covered entity from reselling or otherwise transferring a discounted drug to a person who is not a patient of the entity. In response to the statutory mandate of section 340B(a)(5)(C) to permit the Secretary or manufacturers to conduct audits of covered entities and because of the potential for disputes involving covered entities and participating drug manufacturers, the HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) developed a dispute resolution process for manufacturers and covered entities, as well as manufacturer guidelines for audit of covered entities (Federal Register Final Notice, December 12, 1996 (Vol. 61, No. 240, pp. 65406– 65413)). Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. The annual estimate of burden is as follows: Total responses Hours/ response Total burden hours AUDITS Audit Notification to Entity 1 ................................................. Audit Workplan 1 .................................................................. Audit Report 1 ....................................................................... 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65391-65392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26349]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration For Children And Families

[CFDA Number: 93.605]


Announcement of the Award of a Noncompetitive Single Source 
Replacement Grant to the Larimer County (CO) Department of Human 
Services in Fort Collins, CO

AGENCY: Children's Bureau, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Announcement of the award of a noncompetitive single source 
replacement grant to the Larimer County (CO) Department of Human 
Services in Fort Collins, CO.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families, Administration 
on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau (CB) awarded a 36-
month demonstration grant to the American Humane Association (AHA) on 
September 29, 2011. On April 27, 2012, AHA submitted a letter 
requesting a relinquishment, effective June 30, 2012. The Larimer 
County Department of Human Services, an eligible organization, 
submitted its letter, along with its grant application, requesting 
approval to complete all of the remaining grant activities from July 1, 
2012, through September 29, 2014. The Larimer County Department of 
Human Services will continue to provide all program activities. No 
changes to the grant activities will occur. All existing key personnel 
for the grant will remain to ensure continuity in accomplishing all of 
the program activities, as described in the original proposal. For the 
remainder of the project period listed below, this organization has 
been awarded funds in the amount of $1,189,750 as the permanent 
replacement grantee.

DATES: July 1, 2012, through September 29, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Overbagh, Child Welfare Program 
Specialist, Division of Program Innovation, Children's Bureau, 1250 
Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202-205-7273; 
Email: cathy.overbagh@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Family Connection Grant Program was

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established for the purpose of helping children who are in, or at risk 
of entering, foster care reconnect with family members through the 
implementation of programs of kinship navigator programs, programs 
using intensive family finding efforts, programs using family group 
decision-making meetings, and residential family treatment programs. In 
September 2011, the Children's Bureau awarded a cluster of 36-month 
demonstration grants, including the grant relinquished by AHA, to focus 
on using family group decision-making meetings to build protective 
factors for children and families.

    Statutory Authority: Section 427 of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. Sections 620-629) as amended by the Fostering Connections to 
Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-351, 
Section 102(a)).

Bryan Samuels,
Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.
[FR Doc. 2012-26349 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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