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[FR Doc. 2016–20366 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority Administration for Children and Families, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has realigned the Office of Community Services (OCS). This notice announces the realignment of OCS functions to rename the Division of State Assistance to the Division of Community Assistance and establishes the Division of Social Services. It also consolidates the Division of Community Discretionary Programs and the Division of Community Demonstration Programs to establish the Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeannie Chaffin, Director, Office of Community Services, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, (202) 401–9333. This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), as follows: Office of Community Services (OCS), as last amended by 767 FR 67198, November 4, 2002, the changes are as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 I. Under Chapter KG, Office of Community Services, delete KG in its entirety and replace with the following: KG.00 Mission. The Office of Community Services (OCS) advises the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, on matters relating to community programs to promote economic self-sufficiency. OCS is responsible for administering programs that serve low-income and needy individuals and address the overall goal of economic security for individuals and families with low incomes and community improvement for distressed neighborhoods. OCS administers the Community Services Block Grant, Social Services Block Grant, and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant programs. OCS also administers a variety of discretionary grant programs that foster family stability, economic security, responsibility and self-support, promote and provide services to homeless and individuals with lowincome and develop new and innovative approaches to reduce the need for public assistance. KG.10 Organization. The Office of Community Services is headed by a Director who reports directly to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. The office is organized as follows: Office of the Director (KGA) Division of Community Assistance (KGB) Division of Energy Assistance (KGE) Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs (KGG) Division of Social Services (KGH) KG.20 Functions. A. Office of the Director provides executive direction and leadership to the Office of Community Services (OCS) and coordinates all elements of the Office. The Deputy Director assists the Director in carrying out the responsibilities of the Office. Within the Office, the administrative staff assists the Director in managing the formulation and execution of program and salaries and expenses budgets, and in providing PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 100 100 Number of responses per respondent 1 63 Average burden per response (in hrs.) 45/60 17/60 administrative, personnel and data processing support services. B. Division of Energy Assistance administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP) at the federal level. It develops guidelines, policies and regulations to provide direction to states, territories, Indian tribes and tribal organizations in administering LIHEAP. The Division of LIHEAP calculates state allotments and develops statistical information regarding state plan characteristics, energy consumption, state median income estimates, fuel costs, and housing and demographic characteristics. It prepares, analyzes and recommends specific proposals for new legislation; prepares reports as required by Congress; and identifies and develops research and evaluation priorities and assesses the impact of research and evaluation findings and statistical data in terms of program directions. The Division of LIHEAP provides leadership in interpretation and application of federal program policy as it relates to compliance activities. The Division of LIHEAP reviews grantee applications and amendments; provides the Office of Administration, Division of Mandatory Grants with information necessary to issue grants; and investigates complaints. It provides assistance to states, tribes and territories in developing energy program policies and operational procedures; evaluates compliance of state and tribal policies and operations with statutory and regulatory requirements; and provides support in developing and implementing program improvements. The Division of LIHEAP assists states and other public and private organizations by providing training and technical assistance in areas related to home energy consumption. C. Division of Community Assistance administers the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). It is responsible for developing, updating and implementing E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices regulations and policies for this program. It provides guidance, review, support and assistance to states and grantees on HHS policies, regulations, procedures and systems necessary to assure efficient program operation at the state, territorial and tribal levels. The Division of CSBG is responsible for assessing compliance with the provisions reviewing and resolving formal complaints, reviewing and recommending approval or disapproval of waiver requests, and evaluating activities in the programs, as appropriate. D. Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs administers a variety of discretionary grant programs that foster family stability, economic security, responsibility and self-support, and promote and provide services to lowincome individuals. These programs are administered either through grants, contracts or jointly financed cooperative arrangements. Assistance may be provided to states, public and private non-profit organizations and community agencies to provide technical assistance, training and on-going services and activities of national, regional or statewide significance. Assistance may also be provided to private, locally-initiated, non-profit community development corporations (or affiliates of such corporations). This assistance may be provided to address a variety of areas of interest, such as rural housing and community facilities, assistance to migrants and seasonal farm workers, recreational and educational activities for low-income youth, community food and nutrition, support programs for homeless individuals, job creation, and business development opportunities. The Division also administers continued-use-of-assets agreements between OCS and Community Development Corporations (CDCs). This division also administers demonstration programs that develop new and innovative approaches to deal with the critical needs of the poor which are common to many communities, reduce welfare dependency, and create business and employment opportunities. These programs, including the Assets for Independence (AFI) program, are administered either through grants, contracts or jointly financed cooperative arrangements. In coordination with the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), the Division oversees and monitors demonstration programs; evaluates projects for their effectiveness in order to replicate those VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 which are most successful; and prepares reports on significant findings. E. Division of Social Services administers the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG). It is responsible for developing, updating and implementing regulations and policies for this program. It provides guidance, review, support and assistance to states and grantees on HHS policies, regulations, procedures and systems necessary to assure efficient program operation at the state, territorial and tribal levels. The Division of Social Services is responsible for administering emergency supplemental disaster funding assessing compliance with the provisions of the SSBG program, reviewing and resolving formal complaints, reviewing and recommending approval or disapproval of waiver requests, and evaluating activities in the programs, as appropriate. II. Continuation of Policy. Except as inconsistent with this reorganization, all statements of policy and interpretations with respect to organizational components affected by this notice within ACF, heretofore issued and in effect on this date of this reorganization are continued in full force and effect. III. Delegation of Authority. All delegations and re-delegations of authority made to officials and employees of affected organizational components will continue in them or their successors pending further redelegations, provided they are consistent with this reorganization. IV. Funds, Personnel, and Equipment. Transfer of organizations and functions affected by this reorganization shall be accompanied in each instance by direct and support funds, positions, personnel, records, equipment, supplies, and other resources. This reorganization will be effective upon date of signature. Dated: August 19, 2016. Mark H. Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2016–20400 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Education: Comparative Multi-Case Study. OMB NO.: New. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect new information to use in developing measures of the implementation and costs of high quality early care and education. This information collection is part of the project, Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE– ICHQ). The project’s goal is to create a technically sound and feasible instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with expectations for quality. The goals of the study are (1) to test and refine a mixed methods approach to identifying the implementation activities and costs of key functions within ECE centers and (2) to produce data for creating measures of implementation and costs. The study is currently collecting data through on-site visits to 24 centers as part of an initial phase of data collection under clearance, #0970–0355. This initial phase is meant to test data collection tools and methods, conduct cognitive interviewing to obtain feedback from respondents about the tools, and reduce and refine the tools for the next phase of data collection. This request is focused on the next phase of data collection which will include 72 ECE centers in three states. The next phase will rely on remote data collection through electronic data collection tools, telephone interviews, and web-based surveys. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 165 (Thursday, August 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58514-58515]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20400]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority.
    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has realigned 
the Office of Community Services (OCS). This notice announces the 
realignment of OCS functions to rename the Division of State Assistance 
to the Division of Community Assistance and establishes the Division of 
Social Services. It also consolidates the Division of Community 
Discretionary Programs and the Division of Community Demonstration 
Programs to establish the Division of Community Discretionary and 
Demonstration Programs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeannie Chaffin, Director, Office of 
Community Services, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, (202) 401-
9333.
    This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Organization, 
Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
as follows: Office of Community Services (OCS), as last amended by 767 
FR 67198, November 4, 2002, the changes are as follows:
    I. Under Chapter KG, Office of Community Services, delete KG in its 
entirety and replace with the following:
    KG.00 Mission. The Office of Community Services (OCS) advises the 
Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, 
on matters relating to community programs to promote economic self-
sufficiency. OCS is responsible for administering programs that serve 
low-income and needy individuals and address the overall goal of 
economic security for individuals and families with low incomes and 
community improvement for distressed neighborhoods. OCS administers the 
Community Services Block Grant, Social Services Block Grant, and the 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant programs. OCS also 
administers a variety of discretionary grant programs that foster 
family stability, economic security, responsibility and self-support, 
promote and provide services to homeless and individuals with low-
income and develop new and innovative approaches to reduce the need for 
public assistance.
    KG.10 Organization. The Office of Community Services is headed by a 
Director who reports directly to the Assistant Secretary for Children 
and Families. The office is organized as follows:

Office of the Director (KGA)
Division of Community Assistance (KGB)
Division of Energy Assistance (KGE)
Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs (KGG)
Division of Social Services (KGH)

    KG.20 Functions. A. Office of the Director provides executive 
direction and leadership to the Office of Community Services (OCS) and 
coordinates all elements of the Office. The Deputy Director assists the 
Director in carrying out the responsibilities of the Office. Within the 
Office, the administrative staff assists the Director in managing the 
formulation and execution of program and salaries and expenses budgets, 
and in providing administrative, personnel and data processing support 
services.
    B. Division of Energy Assistance administers the Low Income Home 
Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP) at the federal level. It develops 
guidelines, policies and regulations to provide direction to states, 
territories, Indian tribes and tribal organizations in administering 
LIHEAP. The Division of LIHEAP calculates state allotments and develops 
statistical information regarding state plan characteristics, energy 
consumption, state median income estimates, fuel costs, and housing and 
demographic characteristics. It prepares, analyzes and recommends 
specific proposals for new legislation; prepares reports as required by 
Congress; and identifies and develops research and evaluation 
priorities and assesses the impact of research and evaluation findings 
and statistical data in terms of program directions.
    The Division of LIHEAP provides leadership in interpretation and 
application of federal program policy as it relates to compliance 
activities. The Division of LIHEAP reviews grantee applications and 
amendments; provides the Office of Administration, Division of 
Mandatory Grants with information necessary to issue grants; and 
investigates complaints. It provides assistance to states, tribes and 
territories in developing energy program policies and operational 
procedures; evaluates compliance of state and tribal policies and 
operations with statutory and regulatory requirements; and provides 
support in developing and implementing program improvements. The 
Division of LIHEAP assists states and other public and private 
organizations by providing training and technical assistance in areas 
related to home energy consumption.
    C. Division of Community Assistance administers the Community 
Services Block Grant (CSBG). It is responsible for developing, updating 
and implementing

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regulations and policies for this program. It provides guidance, 
review, support and assistance to states and grantees on HHS policies, 
regulations, procedures and systems necessary to assure efficient 
program operation at the state, territorial and tribal levels.
    The Division of CSBG is responsible for assessing compliance with 
the provisions reviewing and resolving formal complaints, reviewing and 
recommending approval or disapproval of waiver requests, and evaluating 
activities in the programs, as appropriate.
    D. Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs 
administers a variety of discretionary grant programs that foster 
family stability, economic security, responsibility and self-support, 
and promote and provide services to low-income individuals. These 
programs are administered either through grants, contracts or jointly 
financed cooperative arrangements. Assistance may be provided to 
states, public and private non-profit organizations and community 
agencies to provide technical assistance, training and on-going 
services and activities of national, regional or state-wide 
significance. Assistance may also be provided to private, locally-
initiated, non-profit community development corporations (or affiliates 
of such corporations). This assistance may be provided to address a 
variety of areas of interest, such as rural housing and community 
facilities, assistance to migrants and seasonal farm workers, 
recreational and educational activities for low-income youth, community 
food and nutrition, support programs for homeless individuals, job 
creation, and business development opportunities. The Division also 
administers continued-use-of-assets agreements between OCS and 
Community Development Corporations (CDCs).
    This division also administers demonstration programs that develop 
new and innovative approaches to deal with the critical needs of the 
poor which are common to many communities, reduce welfare dependency, 
and create business and employment opportunities. These programs, 
including the Assets for Independence (AFI) program, are administered 
either through grants, contracts or jointly financed cooperative 
arrangements. In coordination with the Office of Planning, Research and 
Evaluation (OPRE), the Division oversees and monitors demonstration 
programs; evaluates projects for their effectiveness in order to 
replicate those which are most successful; and prepares reports on 
significant findings.
    E. Division of Social Services administers the Social Services 
Block Grant (SSBG). It is responsible for developing, updating and 
implementing regulations and policies for this program. It provides 
guidance, review, support and assistance to states and grantees on HHS 
policies, regulations, procedures and systems necessary to assure 
efficient program operation at the state, territorial and tribal 
levels. The Division of Social Services is responsible for 
administering emergency supplemental disaster funding assessing 
compliance with the provisions of the SSBG program, reviewing and 
resolving formal complaints, reviewing and recommending approval or 
disapproval of waiver requests, and evaluating activities in the 
programs, as appropriate.
    II. Continuation of Policy. Except as inconsistent with this 
reorganization, all statements of policy and interpretations with 
respect to organizational components affected by this notice within 
ACF, heretofore issued and in effect on this date of this 
reorganization are continued in full force and effect.
    III. Delegation of Authority. All delegations and re-delegations of 
authority made to officials and employees of affected organizational 
components will continue in them or their successors pending further 
re-delegations, provided they are consistent with this reorganization.
    IV. Funds, Personnel, and Equipment. Transfer of organizations and 
functions affected by this reorganization shall be accompanied in each 
instance by direct and support funds, positions, personnel, records, 
equipment, supplies, and other resources.
    This reorganization will be effective upon date of signature.

    Dated: August 19, 2016.
Mark H. Greenberg,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2016-20400 Filed 8-24-16; 8:45 am]
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