Administration for Children and Families April 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Office of Community Services; Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) Demonstration Program
Document Number: 05-8608
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) announces that applications will be accepted for new grants pursuant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) authorized under Section 1110 of the Social Security Act governing Social Services Research and Demonstration activities and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108-447. Pursuant to this announcement, ACF will award funds to experienced organizations to deliver capacity-building services to faith-based and community organizations through the provision of training, technical assistance, and sub-awards. Intermediary organizations will assist faith-based and community organizations with capacity-building activities in five critical areas: (1) Leadership development, (2) organizational development, (3) programs and services, (4) funding, and (5) community engagement. Capacity-building activities are designed to increase an organization's sustainability and effectiveness, enhance its ability to provide social services, diversify its funding sources, and create collaborations to better serve those most in need.
Office of Community Services; Funding Opportunity Title: Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) Targeted Capacity Building Program
Document Number: 05-8607
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-29
Agency: Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health & Human Services, Children and Families Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) announces that applications will be accepted for new grants pursuant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary's Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) authorized under section 1110 of the Social Security Act governing Social Services Research and Demonstration activities and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108-447. Pursuant to this announcement, OCS will award funds to help build the capacity of faith-based and community organizations that address the needs of distressed communities. A ``distressed community'' is defined as a neighborhood or geographic community with an unemployment rate and/or poverty rate equal to or greater than the state or national rate. Priority areas of need include at-risk youth; the homeless; marriage education and preparation services to help couples who choose marriage for themselves develop the skills and knowledge to form and sustain healthy marriages; or social services to those living in rural communities.
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE); Notice
Document Number: 05-8220
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Funds are provided for Graduate Student Research Partnership Development Grants to develop or enhance Head Start Research Partnerships. This grant program is part of a larger set of Head Start research announcements. Three other grant funding mechanisms are being offered concurrently with the one described in this announcement. They include: (1) Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants, (2) Head Start- University Partnerships: Curriculum Development and Enhancement for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, and (3) American Indian- Alaska Native Head Start-University Partnerships. For more information, please see these other Head Start Research announcements listed in the Federal Register or listed on http://www.Grants.Gov. Funding for this grant program is shared with the Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants. Relative funding for the two sets of Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants is contingent upon the results of the review process.
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE); Notice
Document Number: 05-8219
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Funds are provided for Graduate Student Research Grants to Support field-initiated research activities. This grant program is part of a larger set of Head Start research announcements. Three other grant funding mechanisms are being offered concurrently with the one described in this announcement. They include: (1) Head Start Graduate Student Research Partnership Development Grants, (2) Head Start-University Partnership Research Grants: Curriculum Development and Enhancement for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, and (3) American Indian-Alaska Native Head Start- University Partnerships. For more information, please see these other Head Start Research announcements listed in the Federal Register or listed on http://www.Grants.Gov, or send an inquiry to the e-mail address listed above. Funding for this grant program is shared with the Head Start Graduate Student Research Partnership Development Grants. Relative funding for the two sets of Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants is contingent upon the results of the review process.
Office of Financial Services, Division of Financial Integrity
Document Number: 05-8218
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (House of Representatives H.R. 4818November 19, 2004) as a part of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005, pursuant to Public Law 108-447 has appropriated funds to support a wide range of activities intended to encourage additional states to join the PARIS Project and to evaluate its effectiveness. Activities funded under this appropriation will be carried out under Section 1110 of the Social Security Act. To implement the program and to expand the number of participating jurisdictions, the Administration for Children and Families is issuing this grant announcement. Its purpose is to increase states' participation in the PARIS Project through Partnerships between Member states and Partner states (See Section III.1. Additional Information on Eligibility) resulting in increased matches and a reduction in improper payments.
Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 05-8215
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-8139
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Funding Opportunity Title: Community Services Block Grant-Rural Community Development Activities Program
Document Number: 05-8133
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-8052
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-8051
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Administration on Children, Youth and Families 2005 Head Start Tribally Controlled Land Grant College and University Partnerships; Notice of Correction for the FY 05 Head Start Tribally Controlled Land Grant College and University Partnerships Program Announcement, HHS-2005-ACF-ACYF-YT-0012, CFDA# 93.600
Document Number: 05-7949
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
This notice is to inform interested parties of corrections to the Head Start Tribally Controlled Land Grant College and University Partnerships Program Announcement that was published on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. The following corrections should be noted: (1) Under Priority Areas I, Section VII. Agency Contacts, Program Office Contact, please delete the following name, address, phone number, and e-mail address: Katherine Gray, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, ACYF Head Start Bureau, 330 C Street, SW., Switzer Room 2211, Washington, DC 20447. Phone: 312-353-2260. E-mail: kgray@acf.hhs.gov. Please replace the deleted name, address, phone number, and e-mail address with the following: Rosalind Dailey, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, ACYF Head Start Bureau, 330 C Street, SW., Switzer Room 2211, Washington, DC 20447. Phone: 202-205-8653. E-mail: rdailey@acf.hhs.gov. All information in this notice of correction is accurate and replaces information specified in the April 13 notice. Applications are still due by the deadline date that was published in the April 13 notice (May 13 for Letters of Intent or Preapplications and June 13 for Applications).
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Head Start Bureau; Head Start Historically Black College and University Partnerships
Document Number: 05-7795
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Head Start Bureau is announcing the availability of funds and request for applications for professional development and training grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in partnership with Head Start and Early Head Start programs to improve staff training and to thereby enhance services to Head Start and Early Head Start children and families. Through this announcement, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is making available up to $1,500,000 annually for each of five years to support Head Start Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Partnerships. These partnerships are designed to improve the quality and long-term effectiveness of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees by developing academic training models to increase the number of Head Start/Early Head Start teachers with BA degrees in early childhood education.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Head Start Bureau; Head Start Hispanic Service; Institution Partnerships
Document Number: 05-7794
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Head Start Bureau is announcing the availability of funds and request for applications for professional development and training grants for institutions of higher education with experience and capability in educating and preparing professionals to work effectively with Hispanic young children and families, in partnership with Head Start, Migrant Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The Head StartHigher Education Hispanic Service Institution Partnership (HS-HEHSIPs) program is funded to improve the quality and long-term effectiveness of program services to Hispanic children and their families by developing academic and other training models and forming partnerships between institutions of higher education and Head Start, Migrant Head Start, and Early Head Start programs. Through this announcement, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is making available up to $1,500,000 annually for each of five years to support Head StartHigher Education Hispanic Service Institution Partnerships (HS-HEHSIPs). These partnerships are designed to improve the quality and long-term effectiveness of Head Start, Migrant Head Start and Early Head Start grantees by developing academic and other training models to increase the number of Head Start teachers with degrees in early childhood education.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-7761
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-7760
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-7759
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-7758
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-7757
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Office of Community Services; Community Services Block Grant Program; Community Economic Development; Discretionary Grant Program-Operational Projects
Document Number: 05-7475
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Act of 1981, as amended, (Section 680 (a)(2) of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Act of 1998), authorizes the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make grants to provide technical and financial assistance for economic development activities designed to address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families by creating employment and business development opportunities. Pursuant to this Announcement, OCS will award operational project grants to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that are experienced in implementing economic development projects. The primary purpose of the Operational Projects (OPs) is to assist eligible CDCs, including American Indian and Native Alaskan, and faith based organizations that are CDCs that have in place: (1) Written commitments for all projected non-Community Economic Development (CED) funding, (2) project operations, (3) site control for their economic development projects and (4) referral sources (from which low-income individuals will be referred to the project). Low- income beneficiaries of such projects include those who are living in poverty as determined by the HHS Guidelines on Poverty (at http:// aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/poverty.shtml). They may be unemployed; public assistance recipients, including recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), individuals transitioning from the prison system into the community, at-risk youth, custodial and non-custodial parents; residents living in public housing; persons with disabilities; and persons who are homeless. Operational Projects are designed to encourage rural and urban community development corporations to create projects intended to provide employment and business development opportunities for low-income people through business or commercial development. The opportunities must aim to improve the quality of the economic and social environment of TANF recipients; low-income residents including displaced workers; individuals transitioning from the prison system into the community; at-risk youth; non-custodial parents, particularly those of children receiving TANF assistance; individuals residing in public housing; individuals who are homeless; and individuals with disabilities. Grant funds under this announcement are intended to provide resources to eligible applicants (CDCs) but also have the broader objectives of arresting tendencies toward dependency, chronic unemployment, and community deterioration in urban and rural areas. Eligible applicants must submit a business plan that shows the economic feasibility of the venture. Applicants for an OP must have in place written commitments for all projected non-CED funding required for the project. Written proof of commitments from third parties must be submitted with the application. Letters of support, only, are insufficient. The application must also clearly document in detail the extent to which site control has been acquired.
Office of Community Services; Community Food and Nutrition Program
Document Number: 05-7461
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make funds available under several programs to support program activities that will result in direct benefits targeted to low-income people. This program announcement covers the grant authority found at Section 681 of the Community Services Block Grant Act, (The Act) (Pub. L. 97-35) as amended by the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-285), Community Food and Nutrition Program. The Act authorizes the Secretary to award grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for community-based, local, statewide and national programs including programs benefiting Indians (as defined in section 677(e) of the CSBG Act) and migrant farm workers. Grant funds are provided to: (1) Coordinate private and public food assistance resources, wherever the grant recipient involved determines such coordination to be inadequate, to better serve low-income populations; (2) assist low-income communities to identify potential sponsors of child nutrition programs and to initiate such programs in underserved or unserved areas; and (3) develop innovative approaches at the State and local level to meet the nutrition needs of low-income individuals. Office of Community Services views this program as a capacity building program, rather than a food delivery program. OCS encourages eligible applicants with programs addressing obesity to submit applications. Eligible applicants with programs benefiting Native Americans and migrant or seasonal farm workers are also encouraged to submit applications. Public and non-profit agencies, faith-based and community-based organizations reaching underserved populations are encouraged to apply.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-7517
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Head Start Bureau
Document Number: 05-7030
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Head Start Bureau is announcing the availability of funds and requesting applications for professional development and training grants for Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities (TCUs). These grants are provided in partnership with Head Start and Early Head Start programs to improve staff training and to thereby enhance services to Head Start and Early Head Start children and families. Through this announcement, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is making available up to $1,500,000 annually for each of five years to support Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities (TCUs) partnerships. These partnerships seek to increase the number of Head Start teachers with degrees in early childhood education, in order to improve the quality and long-term effectiveness of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.
President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-6800
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Federal Allotments to State Developmental Disabilities Councils and Protection and Advocacy Formula Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: 05-6483
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
This notice sets forth Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 individual allotments and percentages of the total appropriation to States administering the State Developmental Disabilities Councils and Protection and Advocacy programs, pursuant to Section 122 and Section 142 of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (Act). The allotment amounts are based on the FY 2006 President's Budget request and are contingent on congressional appropriations for FY 2006. If the Congress enacts a different appropriation amount in FY 2006, these allotments will be adjusted accordingly. The State allotments are available on the ADD homepage on the Internet: http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add/.