Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Lacey, WA, 22273 [2016-08649]

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[FR Doc. 2016–08784 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number: 93.564] Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Lacey, WA Office of Child Support Enforcement, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of the award of a singlesource expansion supplement grant to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Lacey, WA, to support the development of additional dissemination tools such as reports and web-based trainings on the lessons learned and early findings from the Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services of the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) Demonstration. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Division of Program Innovation, announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant in the amount of $34,568 to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Lacey, WA, to support the development of additional dissemination tools such as reports and web-based trainings on the lessons learned and early findings from the Evaluation of the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services of the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) Demonstration. In FY 2014, OCSE competitively awarded a cooperative agreement to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to conduct a 5-year evaluation of OCSE’s national demonstration called Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number HHS– 2014–ACF–OCSE–FD–0822. Under this FOA, a total of $1.7 million of 1115 funds are made available over the five year project period to conduct this evaluation. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services was the only grantee that received funding under this FOA. DATES: The period of support for this supplement is September 30, 2015 through September 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Antelo, Senior Program Specialist, Office of Child Support SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22273 Enforcement, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: 202–401–5099; Email: Lauren.Antelo@ acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FY 2014, OCSE competitively awarded a cooperative agreement to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to conduct a 5-year evaluation of OCSE’s national demonstration called Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS). This supplement will allow the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to develop additional dissemination tools such as reports and web-based trainings on the lessons learned and early findings from the evaluation of Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services Demonstration. The cost of the BICS evaluation is larger than originally budgeted because the process mapping and project design phase has been significantly slower than anticipated for the grantees. This has led to the need for increased technical assistance to the BICS grantees by the evaluation grantee. Additionally, as a result of the mapping and design phase, OCSE anticipates an increased number of interesting findings that will be of benefit to the greater child support field. The supplement funds will allow Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to provide increased technical assistance to the BICS demonstration sites, and support the development additional dissemination tools such as reports and web-based trainings on the lessons learned and early findings from the Evaluation of BICS. Specifically, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services will explore the development of innovative, user-friendly tools such as podcasts and infographics that will provide research findings and learning to the child support community in a way that is easily accessible to interested program administrators and policy officials. These tools will also continue to build the evidence-base in what works in the delivery of child support services. Statutory Authority: Section 1115 of the Social Security Act authorizes funds for experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects that are likely to assist in promoting the objectives of Part D of Title IV. Christopher Beach, Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–08649 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–42–P E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-08649]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA Number: 93.564]


Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement 
Grant to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services 
in Lacey, WA

AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of the award of a single-source expansion supplement 
grant to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services 
in Lacey, WA, to support the development of additional dissemination 
tools such as reports and web-based trainings on the lessons learned 
and early findings from the Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions for 
Child Support Services of the Behavioral Interventions for Child 
Support Services (BICS) Demonstration.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of 
Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Division of Program Innovation, 
announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement 
grant in the amount of $34,568 to the Washington State Department of 
Social and Health Services in Lacey, WA, to support the development of 
additional dissemination tools such as reports and web-based trainings 
on the lessons learned and early findings from the Evaluation of the 
Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services of the Behavioral 
Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) Demonstration.
    In FY 2014, OCSE competitively awarded a cooperative agreement to 
the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to 
conduct a 5-year evaluation of OCSE's national demonstration called 
Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) under 
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number HHS-2014-ACF-OCSE-FD-
0822. Under this FOA, a total of $1.7 million of 1115 funds are made 
available over the five year project period to conduct this evaluation. 
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services was the 
only grantee that received funding under this FOA.

DATES: The period of support for this supplement is September 30, 2015 
through September 29, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Antelo, Senior Program 
Specialist, Office of Child Support Enforcement, 330 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: 202-401-5099; Email: 
Lauren.Antelo@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FY 2014, OCSE competitively awarded a 
cooperative agreement to the Washington State Department of Social and 
Health Services to conduct a 5-year evaluation of OCSE's national 
demonstration called Behavioral Interventions for Child Support 
Services (BICS).
    This supplement will allow the Washington State Department of 
Social and Health Services to develop additional dissemination tools 
such as reports and web-based trainings on the lessons learned and 
early findings from the evaluation of Behavioral Interventions for 
Child Support Services Demonstration.
    The cost of the BICS evaluation is larger than originally budgeted 
because the process mapping and project design phase has been 
significantly slower than anticipated for the grantees. This has led to 
the need for increased technical assistance to the BICS grantees by the 
evaluation grantee. Additionally, as a result of the mapping and design 
phase, OCSE anticipates an increased number of interesting findings 
that will be of benefit to the greater child support field.
    The supplement funds will allow Washington State Department of 
Social and Health Services to provide increased technical assistance to 
the BICS demonstration sites, and support the development additional 
dissemination tools such as reports and web-based trainings on the 
lessons learned and early findings from the Evaluation of BICS.
    Specifically, the Washington State Department of Social and Health 
Services will explore the development of innovative, user-friendly 
tools such as podcasts and infographics that will provide research 
findings and learning to the child support community in a way that is 
easily accessible to interested program administrators and policy 
officials. These tools will also continue to build the evidence-base in 
what works in the delivery of child support services.
    Statutory Authority: Section 1115 of the Social Security Act 
authorizes funds for experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects 
that are likely to assist in promoting the objectives of Part D of 
Title IV.

Christopher Beach,
Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Office of Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-08649 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]
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