Notice To Award a Grant
This is a notice to award a grant to the Medical Institute for Sexual Health, Austin, TX, in the amount of $207,400 to support the development of online medical accuracy training for abstinence education providers. Background: The Medical Institute for Sexual Health proposes to develop an online instructor-led workshop to train abstinence education providers in methods to access medically accurate sexual health information via the internet. Participants will learn to identify credible internet resources for sexual health information, efficiently and effectively search the internet, and answer most questions on sexual health topics. The proposal is within the scope of technical assistance activities that the Abstinence Education Division of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) provides to grantees with regard to integrating medical and scientific information into abstinence education programming. The Congress, in appropriating funds for the program, has directed the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to devote up to five percent of appropriated funds for technical assistance and capacity- building for abstinence education grantees. In addition, the proposed activities of this awardee are outside the scope of the ACF's previous or proposed abstinence education competitive program announcements and would not qualify for any other existing grant opportunities. For Further Information Contact: Stanley Koutstaal, Ph.D., Acting Director, Division of Abstinence Education, 1250 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20024, (202) 401-9205, Nina.Degeorge@ACF.hhs.gov.
Child Care and Development Fund State Match Provisions
This final rule revises the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations to permit States to designate multiple public and/or private entities as eligible to receive private donations that may be certified as child care expenditures for purposes of receiving CCDF Federal matching funds. This final rule also raises from 20 to 30 percent the amount of each State's match requirement that may be met with public pre-kindergarten expenditures in order to implement a provision of the President's Good Start, Grow Smart initiative. These provisions are intended to give States increased flexibility in making the necessary State expenditures on child care to draw down their full allotment of CCDF Federal matching funds.