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Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–03813 Filed 2–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Tribal Consultation Meeting Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start (OHS). ACTION: Notice of meeting. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110–134, notice is hereby given of two 1-day Tribal Consultation Sessions to be held SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Feb 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 between the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start leadership and the leadership of Tribal Governments operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs. The purpose of these Consultation Sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations [42 U.S.C. 9835, 640(l)(4)]. DATES: March 19, 2013, and June 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: 2013 Office of Head Start Tribal Consultation Sessions will be held at the following locations: Tuesday, March 19, 2013— Albuquerque, New Mexico—Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW., Albuquerque, NM 87104; and Tuesday, June 11, 2013—Spokane, Washington— DoubleTree Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA 99201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Bialas, Regional Program Manager, Region XI, Office of Head Start, email Robert.Bialas@acf.hhs.gov or phone (202) 205–9497. Additional information and online meeting registration is available at eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/ eclkc_main_calendar/tc-2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces Office of Head Start (OHS) Tribal Consultations for leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs. As much as possible, the OHS Tribal Consultations are being scheduled in conjunction with other tribal events. The Consultation in Albuquerque is being held in conjunction with the 32nd Native American Child and Family Conference (NACFC), presented by the Southwest PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Consortium of Indian Head Start Programs, Inc. The Consultation in Spokane is being held in conjunction with the 23rd Annual National Indian Head Start Directors Association (NIHSDA) Training Conference. Such scheduling is an effort to minimize the burden of travel for tribal participants. Tribal Consultation dates and locations for other parts of the country, including Alaska, will be announced at a later date. The agenda for the scheduled OHS Tribal Consultations will be organized around the statutory purposes of Head Start Tribal Consultations related to meeting the needs of American Indian/ Alaska Native children and families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. In addition, OHS will share actions taken and in progress to address the issues and concerns raised in 2012 OHS Tribal Consultations. Tribal leaders and designated representatives interested in submitting written testimony or proposing specific agenda topics for these Consultation Sessions should contact Robert Bialas at Robert.Bialas@acf.hhs.gov. Proposals must be submitted at least 3 days in advance of each session and should include a brief description of the topic area, along with the name and contact information of the suggested presenter. The Consultation Sessions will be conducted with elected or appointed leaders of Tribal Governments and their designated representatives [42 U.S.C. 9835, 640(l)(4)(A)]. Designees must have a letter from the Tribal Government authorizing them to represent the tribe. The letter should be submitted at least 3 days in advance of the Consultation Sessions to Robert Bialas via fax at 866– 396–8843. Other representatives of tribal organizations and Native nonprofit organizations are welcome to attend as observers. A detailed report of the Consultation Sessions will be prepared and made available within 45 days of the E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 11892 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2013 / Notices Consultation Sessions to all Tribal Governments receiving funds for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Tribes wishing to submit written testimony for the report should send testimony to Robert Bialas at Robert.Bialas@acf.hhs.gov either prior to the Consultation Session or within 30 days after the meeting. Oral testimony and comments from the Consultation Sessions will be summarized in each report without attribution, along with topics of concern and recommendations. Hotel and logistical information for the Consultation Sessions has been sent to tribal leaders via email and posted on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center Web site at eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/ eclkc_main_calendar/tc-2013. Dated: February 11, 2013. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11891-11892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03795]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Tribal Consultation Meeting

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start 
(OHS).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act 
of 2007, Public Law 110-134, notice is hereby given of two 1-day Tribal 
Consultation Sessions to be held between the Department of Health and 
Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Head Start leadership and the leadership of Tribal Governments 
operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs. The purpose 
of these Consultation Sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the 
needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families, 
taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, 
and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their 
geographic locations [42 U.S.C. 9835, 640(l)(4)].

DATES: March 19, 2013, and June 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: 2013 Office of Head Start Tribal Consultation Sessions will 
be held at the following locations: Tuesday, March 19, 2013--
Albuquerque, New Mexico--Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande 
Boulevard NW., Albuquerque, NM 87104; and Tuesday, June 11, 2013--
Spokane, Washington--DoubleTree Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane 
Falls Court, Spokane, WA 99201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Bialas, Regional Program 
Manager, Region XI, Office of Head Start, email 
Robert.Bialas@acf.hhs.gov or phone (202) 205-9497. Additional 
information and online meeting registration is available at 
eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/eclkc_main_calendar/tc-2013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) announces Office of Head Start (OHS) Tribal Consultations for 
leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start 
programs. As much as possible, the OHS Tribal Consultations are being 
scheduled in conjunction with other tribal events. The Consultation in 
Albuquerque is being held in conjunction with the 32nd Native American 
Child and Family Conference (NACFC), presented by the Southwest 
Consortium of Indian Head Start Programs, Inc. The Consultation in 
Spokane is being held in conjunction with the 23rd Annual National 
Indian Head Start Directors Association (NIHSDA) Training Conference. 
Such scheduling is an effort to minimize the burden of travel for 
tribal participants. Tribal Consultation dates and locations for other 
parts of the country, including Alaska, will be announced at a later 
date.
    The agenda for the scheduled OHS Tribal Consultations will be 
organized around the statutory purposes of Head Start Tribal 
Consultations related to meeting the needs of American Indian/Alaska 
Native children and families, taking into consideration funding 
allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the 
delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. In 
addition, OHS will share actions taken and in progress to address the 
issues and concerns raised in 2012 OHS Tribal Consultations.
    Tribal leaders and designated representatives interested in 
submitting written testimony or proposing specific agenda topics for 
these Consultation Sessions should contact Robert Bialas at 
Robert.Bialas@acf.hhs.gov. Proposals must be submitted at least 3 days 
in advance of each session and should include a brief description of 
the topic area, along with the name and contact information of the 
suggested presenter.
    The Consultation Sessions will be conducted with elected or 
appointed leaders of Tribal Governments and their designated 
representatives [42 U.S.C. 9835, 640(l)(4)(A)]. Designees must have a 
letter from the Tribal Government authorizing them to represent the 
tribe. The letter should be submitted at least 3 days in advance of the 
Consultation Sessions to Robert Bialas via fax at 866-396-8843. Other 
representatives of tribal organizations and Native nonprofit 
organizations are welcome to attend as observers.
    A detailed report of the Consultation Sessions will be prepared and 
made available within 45 days of the

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Consultation Sessions to all Tribal Governments receiving funds for 
Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Tribes wishing to submit 
written testimony for the report should send testimony to Robert Bialas 
at Robert.Bialas@acf.hhs.gov either prior to the Consultation Session 
or within 30 days after the meeting.
    Oral testimony and comments from the Consultation Sessions will be 
summarized in each report without attribution, along with topics of 
concern and recommendations. Hotel and logistical information for the 
Consultation Sessions has been sent to tribal leaders via email and 
posted on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center Web site at 
eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/eclkc_main_calendar/tc-2013.

    Dated: February 11, 2013.
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes,
Director, Office of Head Start.
[FR Doc. 2013-03795 Filed 2-19-13; 8:45 am]
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