Notice for Public Comment on Administration for Native Americans' Program Policies Relating to the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion Funding Opportunity, 6954-6955 [2020-02319]

Download as PDF 6954 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Total number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Interview guide for PHA administrator and FUP liaison ...... Focus group guide for youth ................................................ Administrative data list ......................................................... 16 96 24 8 48 12 1 1 1 1 1.5 5 8 72 60 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 624 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 624. Authority: Title IV–E of the Social Security Act, IV–E § 477(g)(1–2), as amended by the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–02315 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number: 93.587] Notice for Public Comment on Administration for Native Americans’ Program Policies Relating to the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance—Esther Martinez Immersion Funding Opportunity Administration for Native Americans (ANA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice for public comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, the ANA is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules and general statements of policy and to give notice of the proposed changes no less than 30 days before such changes become effective. In accordance with the notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes proposed general statements of policy that relate to the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance—Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in fiscal year (FY) 2020. DATES: Comments are due by March 9, 2020. If ANA does not receive any significant comments on the statements of policy within the 30-day comment period, ANA will proceed with the proposed changes in the published SUMMARY: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Annual number of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 FOA. The FOA will serve as the final notice of these proposed changes. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to Carmelia Strickland, Director of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201 or via email: ANAComments@ acf.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carmelia Strickland, Director, Division of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: (877) 922–9262; Email: ANAComments@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 814 of NAPA, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 2992b–1) incorporates provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act that require ANA to provide notice of its proposed interpretive rules and statements of policy and to seek public comment on such proposals. ANA voluntarily provides notices of its rules of practice and procedure in an effort to be transparent. ANA published a notice in the Federal Register on December 27, 2019, located at 84 FR 71428, pages 71428–71430, that lays out changes ANA intends to implement in its FOAs for FY 2020. This notice provides information on additional changes that will be implemented in the FY 2020 EMI FOA. ANA’s past FOAs can be accessed at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/ foa/office/ana or http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/. Synopses and application forms will be available on https://www.grants.gov. 1. On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act (Reauthorization Act). The statute amended NAPA to allow ANA to set the project period of EMI grants to up to 60 months. Because of the complexity of language grants that provide immersion instruction and because Native American communities are most knowledgeable about their language programs and the length of time necessary to implement them, ANA has determined to use this new authority to PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 give tribes maximum flexibility on the length of their grant and allow the project period for the FY 2020 EMI grants to be up to 60 months. Previously, awards were limited to a 36month project period. FY 2020 awards will be made for a project period of 36 months, 48 months, or 60 months. An initial award will be for a 12-month budget period. Non-competing continuation (NCC) awards will be awarded on the basis of annual NCC applications, availability of funds, satisfactory progress, on-time completion of grant reporting requirements, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the government. 2. ANA had intended to accept applications for the EMI grants for 90 days, in-line with its other grants. However, because ANA is making additional changes to the EMI grant to implement the Reauthorization Act, ANA will reduce the period for accepting applications in order to issue the EMI awards in a timely manner. The EMI FOA, HHS–2018–ACF–ANA–NB– 1343, will accept applications for 60 days from the date it is published on Grants.gov. 3. ANA plans to change the order of the publication of the FOAs. In the Notice of Public Comment published on December 27, 2019, 84 FR 71428, pages 71428–71430, Supplementary Information, ANA stated that it planned to publish the FOAs for the EMI, Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (P&M), and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) grants first and then allow a 2-week period before the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) and Social and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (SEDS–AK) FOAs were published. However, because of the changes to the EMI grant described above, ANA will need additional time to publish the EMI FOA. In order to continue to stagger the submission deadlines, ANA has decided it will publish the P&M, ERE, and SEDS–AK FOAs first and then allow a 2-week period before the SEDS and EMI FOAs are published. As this is a change in E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices Electronic Submissions agency procedure, the change will be made without reviewing comments. Statutory Authority: Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended. Elizabeth Leo, Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–02319 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–34–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2010–N–0118] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection provisions of our regulations requiring that the Agency receive prior notice before food is imported or offered for import into the United States. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by April 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before April 6, 2020. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the end of April 6, 2020. Comments received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service acceptance receipt is on or before that date. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA Number: 93.587]


Notice for Public Comment on Administration for Native Americans' 
Program Policies Relating to the Native American Language Preservation 
and Maintenance--Esther Martinez Immersion Funding Opportunity

AGENCY: Administration for Native Americans (ANA), Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS).

ACTION: Notice for public comment.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 
1974 (NAPA), as amended, the ANA is required to provide members of the 
public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive 
rules and general statements of policy and to give notice of the 
proposed changes no less than 30 days before such changes become 
effective. In accordance with the notice requirements of NAPA, ANA 
herein describes proposed general statements of policy that relate to 
the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance--Esther 
Martinez Immersion (EMI) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in 
fiscal year (FY) 2020.

DATES: Comments are due by March 9, 2020. If ANA does not receive any 
significant comments on the statements of policy within the 30-day 
comment period, ANA will proceed with the proposed changes in the 
published FOA. The FOA will serve as the final notice of these proposed 
changes.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to Carmelia Strickland, Director 
of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 330 C 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20201 or via email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carmelia Strickland, Director, 
Division of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 
330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: (877) 922-9262; 
Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 814 of NAPA, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 
2992b-1) incorporates provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act 
that require ANA to provide notice of its proposed interpretive rules 
and statements of policy and to seek public comment on such proposals. 
ANA voluntarily provides notices of its rules of practice and procedure 
in an effort to be transparent. ANA published a notice in the Federal 
Register on December 27, 2019, located at 84 FR 71428, pages 71428-
71430, that lays out changes ANA intends to implement in its FOAs for 
FY 2020. This notice provides information on additional changes that 
will be implemented in the FY 2020 EMI FOA.
    ANA's past FOAs can be accessed at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/office/ana or http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/. 
Synopses and application forms will be available on https://www.grants.gov.
    1. On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Esther 
Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act 
(Reauthorization Act). The statute amended NAPA to allow ANA to set the 
project period of EMI grants to up to 60 months. Because of the 
complexity of language grants that provide immersion instruction and 
because Native American communities are most knowledgeable about their 
language programs and the length of time necessary to implement them, 
ANA has determined to use this new authority to give tribes maximum 
flexibility on the length of their grant and allow the project period 
for the FY 2020 EMI grants to be up to 60 months. Previously, awards 
were limited to a 36-month project period. FY 2020 awards will be made 
for a project period of 36 months, 48 months, or 60 months. An initial 
award will be for a 12-month budget period. Non-competing continuation 
(NCC) awards will be awarded on the basis of annual NCC applications, 
availability of funds, satisfactory progress, on-time completion of 
grant reporting requirements, and a determination that continued 
funding would be in the best interest of the government.
    2. ANA had intended to accept applications for the EMI grants for 
90 days, in-line with its other grants. However, because ANA is making 
additional changes to the EMI grant to implement the Reauthorization 
Act, ANA will reduce the period for accepting applications in order to 
issue the EMI awards in a timely manner. The EMI FOA, HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-
NB-1343, will accept applications for 60 days from the date it is 
published on Grants.gov.
    3. ANA plans to change the order of the publication of the FOAs. In 
the Notice of Public Comment published on December 27, 2019, 84 FR 
71428, pages 71428-71430, Supplementary Information, ANA stated that it 
planned to publish the FOAs for the EMI, Native American Language 
Preservation and Maintenance (P&M), and Environmental Regulatory 
Enhancement (ERE) grants first and then allow a 2-week period before 
the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) and Social and 
Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (SEDS-AK) FOAs were published. 
However, because of the changes to the EMI grant described above, ANA 
will need additional time to publish the EMI FOA. In order to continue 
to stagger the submission deadlines, ANA has decided it will publish 
the P&M, ERE, and SEDS-AK FOAs first and then allow a 2-week period 
before the SEDS and EMI FOAs are published. As this is a change in

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agency procedure, the change will be made without reviewing comments.
    Statutory Authority: Section 814 of the Native American Programs 
Act of 1974, as amended.

Elizabeth Leo,
Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-02319 Filed 2-5-20; 8:45 am]
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