Announcement of the Award a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to BCFS Health and Human Services in San Antonio, TX, 4034-4035 [2016-01336]

Download as PDF 4034 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices systems of support that respond to the needs of the transgender youth, pinpointing the gaps in services, and better understanding the needs of transgender youth served by Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) agencies. Specifically, this supplemental award will support the review of findings on the systematic review of the literature conducted as part of the 3/40 BLUEPRINT to identify factors that facilitate positive outcomes for transgender youth in stable housing, education and employment, permanent connections, and well-being interventions that may facilitate positive outcomes for transgender RHY. Statutory Authority: Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, 42 U.S.C. 5701–5752, as most recently amended by the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act, of 2008, Pub. L. 110–378 on October 8, 2008. Under Section 343, the Secretary may make grants to carry out research, evaluation, demonstration, and service projects regarding activities under this title designed to increase knowledge concerning, and to improve services for, runaway youth and homeless youth with a concentration on Transitional Living Programs. Christopher Beach, Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–01332 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4182–33–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Runaway Switchboard Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), ACYF, ACF, DHHS. ACTION: Notice of the award of a singlesource expansion supplement grant to the National Runaway Switchboard to support the translation of ‘‘Let’s Talk Curriculum’’ into Spanish and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and their families. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Adolescent Development and Support (DADS), announces the award of a single-source expansion supplement grant of $34,000 to the National Runaway Switchboard to support asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:09 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 research and the translation of ‘‘Let’s Talk Curriculum’’ into Spanish and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and their families. DATES: The award will support activities from September 29, 2015 through September 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Holloway, Central Office Program Manager, Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, Division of Adolescent Development and Support, Family and Youth Services Bureau, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201; Telephone: 202–205–9560; Email: Christopher.Holloway@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Runaway Safeline, operated by the National Runaway Switchboard, serves as the federally-designated national communication system for homeless and runaway youth. Through hotline and online services, the National Runaway Switchboard provides crisis intervention, referrals to local resources, and education and prevention services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, their families, and communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, in a neutral and confidential manner. Beyond its mission, the National Runaway Switchboard is committed to elevate the dialogue about runaway and homeless youth issues to ensure everyone understands the importance of supporting vulnerable youth, the programs that serve them, and the value of disseminating prevention materials to increase skills and competencies among at-risk youth. The expansion supplement award will allow the National Runaway Switchboard to: • Conduct research to increase public education on issues impacting at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth and to disseminate data about the need to support youth-serving programs in communities nationwide. • Translate the ‘‘Let’s Talk Curriculum’’ into a Spanish version and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and their families. The National Runaway Switchboard will conduct the research to analyze their data and utilize the research findings to enhance prevention programs, improve technical support, and reach out to diverse media outlets to increase public knowledge on these issues. More important, the research information will assist youth-serving organizations in explaining the need for their services. Often, local stakeholders PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 do not understand the importance of providing services and programs to runaway and homeless youth because they are not aware of the impact of these issues. When a youth runs away, the impact is felt throughout an entire community. By learning about the causes, short-term, and long-term effects of runaway and homeless behaviors, communities can move away from stereotypes and provide the resources and connections needed for vulnerable youth. The research and Spanish translation services are crucial projects that support the Switchboard’s efforts, and FYSB’s commitment, to provide resources to runaway and homeless youth, underserved communities, and those who support these vulnerable populations. Statutory Authority: Section 331 of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, as amended by the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008, Public Law 110–378, authorizes the award of grants for the National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth (42 U.S.C. 5714–11). CFDA Number: 93.550. Christopher Beach, Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Office of Administration, Division of Grants Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–01339 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–33–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Announcement of the Award a SingleSource Program Expansion Supplement Grant to BCFS Health and Human Services in San Antonio, TX Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS. ACTION: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to BCFS Health and Human Services (BCFS) in San Antonio, TX, under the Unaccompanied Children’s (UC) Program to support home study services. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant for $500,000. The expansion supplement grant will support the need to increase home study capacity to expedite SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices completion of home studies for approximately 400 UCs. BCFS provides nationwide coverage of home study services to children in the care and custody of ORR, as well as services to include counseling, case management, and additional support services to the family or to the UC and their sponsor when a UC is released from ORR’s care and custody. Supplemental award funds will support activities from September 29, 2015 through September 30, 2015. DATES: CFDA Number: 93.676 Christopher Beach, Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–01336 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number: 93.592] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Announcing the Award of a SingleSource Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum in Oakland, CA SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: While this number of referrals to the Unaccompanied Children Program in FY 2015 is well below the total referrals from FY 2014, ORR has seen a change to recent referral trends, including a steady August referral rate and an increasing occupancy rate of UC in care. This increase in referrals has also generated a correlating increase in the need for home study services. The supplemental awards will support and expand home study services for UC to facilitate their release from ORR custody. ORR has specific requirements for the provision of services. Award recipients must have the infrastructure, licensing, experience, and appropriate level of trained staff to meet the service requirements and the urgent need for expansion of services. The program’s ability to avoid a buildup of children waiting, in Border Patrol stations, for placement in shelters, can only be accommodated through the expansion of the existing program and its services through the supplemental award. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jallyn Sualog, Director, Division of Children’s Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 901 D Street SW., Washington, DC 20447. Email: DCSProgram@acf.hhs.gov. AGENCY: Statutory Authority: This program is authorized by— (A) Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which in March 2003, transferred responsibility for the care and custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children from the Commissioner of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to the Director of ORR of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (B) The Flores Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85–4544RJK (C. D. Cal. 1996), as well as the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–457), which authorizes post release services under certain conditions to eligible children. All programs must comply with the Flores Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85–4544–RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996), pertinent regulations and ORR policies and procedures. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Family Violence and Prevention Services (DFVPS), announces the award of $175,000 as a single-source program expansion supplement grant to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. The grantee, funded under the Family Violence Protection and Services Act (FVPSA) program, is a technical assistance (TA) provider that assists FVPSA service providers to build the capacity of domestic violence programs. DATES: The period of support for the single-source program expansion supplement is September 30, 2015 through September 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seema Zeya, Program Specialist, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., Suite 8220, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202–205–7889; Email: Seema.Zeya@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplemental award funds will support the grantee, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, in providing training and technical assistance (T/TA) VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:09 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Family and Youth Services Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of the award of a singlesource program expansion supplement grant under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Technical Assistance (TA) Project to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum in Oakland, CA, to support training and technical assistance activities by the Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (APIIDV). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4035 to domestic violence service providers by the Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (APIIDV) in San Francisco, CA. This award will expand the scope of T/TA activities to include supplemental activities concerning the issue of trafficking for domestic violence programs, which may involve activities including: • Training on the intersection of issues related to domestic violence, sexual violence, and victims of trafficking including: • Listening sessions with FVPSA grantees and culturally specific, community-based organizations regarding needs, challenges, and barriers related to offering services on trafficking; • Documentation of current promising practices for serving survivors of trafficking within domestic violence programs and culturally specific, community-based organizations; • Development of a TA plan for fostering and sustaining collaborative partnerships on domestic violence and human trafficking, which may include a community pilot program; • Resource development that will include the development and dissemination of factsheets and/or concept papers on the intersection of issues related to domestic violence and human trafficking that will provide recommendations that will enhance the provision of direct services for victims, facilitate strengthening multidisciplinary partnerships, or the development of culturally-informed trauma-related programming; and • Convening a working group that examines typologies related to human trafficking that are specific to Asian communities that will develop intervention and prevention recommendations for service providers and TA providers. In addition, APIIDV will support and provide training on the issue of language access planning for domestic violence programs that will include activities such as: • Training and technical assistance for the 20 State Domestic Violence Coalitions that have already completed the 2015 Training of Trainers; • Listening sessions with FVPSA state administrators, coalitions, and culturally-specific community-based organizations; • Documentation of the technical assistance needs, implementation successes, and implementation challenges of the 20 states that are beginning language access planning and E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 15 (Monday, January 25, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Announcement of the Award a Single-Source Program Expansion 
Supplement Grant to BCFS Health and Human Services in San Antonio, TX

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of 
Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source 
program expansion supplement grant to BCFS Health and Human Services 
(BCFS) in San Antonio, TX, under the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) 
Program to support home study services.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of 
Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source 
program expansion supplement grant for $500,000. The expansion 
supplement grant will support the need to increase home study capacity 
to expedite

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completion of home studies for approximately 400 UCs.
    BCFS provides nationwide coverage of home study services to 
children in the care and custody of ORR, as well as services to include 
counseling, case management, and additional support services to the 
family or to the UC and their sponsor when a UC is released from ORR's 
care and custody.

DATES: Supplemental award funds will support activities from September 
29, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jallyn Sualog, Director, Division of 
Children's Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 901 D Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20447. Email: DCSProgram@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: While this number of referrals to the 
Unaccompanied Children Program in FY 2015 is well below the total 
referrals from FY 2014, ORR has seen a change to recent referral 
trends, including a steady August referral rate and an increasing 
occupancy rate of UC in care. This increase in referrals has also 
generated a correlating increase in the need for home study services. 
The supplemental awards will support and expand home study services for 
UC to facilitate their release from ORR custody.
    ORR has specific requirements for the provision of services. Award 
recipients must have the infrastructure, licensing, experience, and 
appropriate level of trained staff to meet the service requirements and 
the urgent need for expansion of services. The program's ability to 
avoid a buildup of children waiting, in Border Patrol stations, for 
placement in shelters, can only be accommodated through the expansion 
of the existing program and its services through the supplemental 
award.

    Statutory Authority:  This program is authorized by--
    (A) Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which in 
March 2003, transferred responsibility for the care and custody of 
Unaccompanied Alien Children from the Commissioner of the former 
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to the Director of ORR 
of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
    (B) The Flores Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544RJK (C. 
D. Cal. 1996), as well as the William Wilberforce Trafficking 
Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-457), 
which authorizes post release services under certain conditions to 
eligible children. All programs must comply with the Flores 
Settlement Agreement, Case No. CV85-4544-RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996), 
pertinent regulations and ORR policies and procedures.

    CFDA Number: 93.676

Christopher Beach,
Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-01336 Filed 1-22-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-45-P