Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau
The Children's Bureau announces the availability of funds and requests applications to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate a training curriculum for public child welfare agency supervisors. This curriculum will strengthen supervision of staff interventions with older youth who are in foster care and/or in independent living programs. These youth, mostly ages 16 to 21, need assistance in making a successful transition to adulthood, as well as achieving self-sufficiency to avoid long-term dependency on the social welfare system. These youth often face decisions with regard to personal housing, transportation, employment and education. They need workers who can guide them and who understand these challenges. The target youth also need workers who have a working knowledge of adolescent transition programs. ``In the continuing work of the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine and National Resource Center for Youth Services, College of Continuing Education University of Oklahoma, four core principles have emerged as essential in order for adolescent transitional living programs to be successful.'' It is the thinking of current experts in the field that programs for youth are more likely to be successful when these four principles are incorporated into the program design regardless of the type of services provided. The principles are: (1) Positive youth development; (2) Collaboration; (3) Cultural competence; and (4) Permanent connections.
Notice of Correction for the Discretionary Funds for Projects To Establish Individual Development Account (IDA) Programs for Refugees
This notice is to inform interested parties of clarifications made to the Discretionary Funds for Projects to Establish Individual Development Account (IDA) Programs for Refugees published on Monday, June 6, 2005. The following clarifications should be noted: Section IV.3 stated the following: ``3. Submission Dates and Times Due Date for Applications: August 5, 2005.'' The language in section IV.3 is replaced with: ``3. Submission Dates and Times Due Date for Applications: July 21, 2005.'' Executive Summary: A footnote was omitted in relation to the word ``refugee''. The omitted footnote in the Executive Summary should state: Refugee   Eligibility for refugee social services includes: (1) Refugees; (2) asylees; (3) Cuban and Haitian entrants under section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-422); (4) certain Amerasians from Vietnam who are admitted to the U.S. as immigrants under section 584 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, as included in the FY 1988 Continuing Resolution (Pub. L. 100-202); (5) certain Amerasians from Vietnam who are U.S. citizens under Title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1989 (Pub. L. 100-461), 1990 (Pub. L. 101-167), and 1991 (Pub. L. 101-513); and (6) victims of a severe form of trafficking who receive certification or eligibility letters from ORR (see 45 CFR 400.43 and ORR State Letters Number 01-13 as modified by Number 02-01 and Number 04-12 on trafficking victims). For convenience, the term ``refugee'' is used in this notice to encompass all such eligible persons. Additional information on eligibility is available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ programs /orr/policy/sl01-13.htm and http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs / orr/policy/sl02-01.htm.