Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women's Shelters/Grants to Native American Tribes (Including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations
This announcement governs the proposed award of formula grants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) to Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal organizations. The purpose of these grants is to assist Tribes in establishing, maintaining, and expanding programs and projects to prevent family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents. This announcement sets forth the application requirements, the application process, and other administrative and fiscal requirements for grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2006. Grantees are to be mindful that although the expenditure period for grants is a two-year period, an application is required every year to provide continuity in the provision of services. (See Section II. Award Information, Expenditure Periods.)
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation Grant to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Notice is hereby given that the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation will award grant funds without competition to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (National Marriage Project). This grant is being awarded for an unsolicited proposal entitled, ``Cohabitation, Marriage and Child Well-Being: A Cross-National Analysis'' that conforms to the applicable program objectives, is within the legislative authorities and proposes activities that may be lawfully supported through grant mechanisms. The study is unique, timely, and highly relevant to ACF's interest in supporting healthy marriage. A compilation and analyses of the information from developed foreign nations regarding cohabitation is likely to be informative, instructive, and beneficial to United States' policymakers and others interested in family policy. The National Marriage Project within Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is well-positioned to conduct a comparative analysis of cohabitation across developed nations and the United States. The National Marriage Project at Rutgers University is a nonpartisan organization devoted to creating greater pubic awareness about the importance of marriage as a child-rearing institution. The grant will support a 12-month project at a cost of $86,308 in Federal support. The project is also being supported through non- Federal funding sources.
Notice for April 2006 Advisory Committee Meeting
The Secretary of Health and Human Services, by authority of 42 U.S.C. 9836A, section 641A(b) of the Head Start Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), has formed the Advisory Committee on Head Start Accountabilit5y and Educational Performance Measures (the Committee). The committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). The function of the Committee is to help assess the progress of HHS in developing and implementing educational measures in the Head Start Program. This includes the Head Start National Reporting System (NRS). The Committee is to provide recommendations for integrating NRS with other ongoing assessments of the effectiveness of the program. The Committee will make recommendations as to how NRS and other assessment data can be included in the broader Head Start measurement efforts found in the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), the National Head Start Impact Study, Head Start's Performance Based Outcome System, and the ongoing evaluation of the Early Head Start program.