Administration for Children and Families 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2011-33265
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). This reorganization realigns the Children's Bureau Data and Technology Team and the Family and Youth Services Bureau Research, Data, and Evaluation Team to create the Office of Data Analysis, Research, and Evaluation. It also renames the Division of Research and Innovation to the Division of Program Innovation. It renames the Division of Youth Services to the Division of Adolescent Development and Support. It deletes the Division of Abstinence Programs. Additionally, it deletes the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33192
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2011-32824
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-32489
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-32410
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2011-32349
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-32242
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-32051
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31872
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31871
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Family and Youth Services Bureau; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31703
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31597
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31572
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities Notice of Committee Meeting via Conference Call
Document Number: 2011-31539
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30553
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30518
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority; Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Document Number: 2011-30176
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS) and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD). This reorganization realigns the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities Staff within the OAS and moves the function to ADD as a result of the Charter Amendment for PCPID governed by Public Law 92-463 signed by the Secretary, HHS, on May 9, 2011.
Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-29945
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29913
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29820
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29811
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2011-29281
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Administration for Children and Families has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Office of Refugee Resettlement; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2011-29075
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families has reorganized the Office of Refugee Resettlement. This reorganization includes the organization and its substructure components as listed in this document. This reorganization establishes the Division of Refugee Health. It renames the Division of Community Resettlement to the Division of Refugee Services. It renames the Division of Unaccompanied Children's Services to the Division of Children's Services. It deletes the Division of Budget, Policy, and Data Analysis and moves the function to the Office of the Director. The notice also serves to establish an Associate Deputy Director position.
Head Start Program
Document Number: 2011-28880
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This final rule amends the Head Start Program regulations to implement statutory provisions of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 to establish a system of designation renewal to determine if Head Start and Early Head Start agencies are delivering high-quality and comprehensive Head Start and Early Head Start programs that meet the educational, health, nutritional, and social needs of the children and families they serve and meet program and financial management requirements and standards. This system of designation renewal will determine which grantees must compete for on-going funding. This final rule is consistent with Executive Order 13563 and in particular its requirement, in section 6, of ``periodic review of existing significant regulations.''
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-28718
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-28700
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority; Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration
Document Number: 2011-28675
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ODASA). This reorganization renames the Office of Management Resources (OMR) to the Office of Workforce Planning and Development. In addition, it realigns the ethics, facilities, security and travel functions formerly located in OMR to the Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration.
President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Committee Meeting via Conference Call
Document Number: 2011-28699
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-28510
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities Meeting, Via Conference Call, Cancellation
Document Number: 2011-28292
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-28273
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Announcing the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, To Support the Development of a Human Services National Interoperable Architecture (HSNIA)
Document Number: 2011-28143
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
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 Administration (OA), Office of Information Services (OIS) announces the award of $1,000,000 as a single-source expansion supplement grant to extend an award made to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Greenberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. The grant will allow JHU, and its partner, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, to continue the development of a Human Services National Interoperable Architecture (HSNIA). Under the supplement award, JHU and its partners will develop Phase III of an architectural framework that will be used as a model to facilitate State and local agencies in information exchanges among eligibility and verification services that are developed by the HHS/ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). To address issues related to implementation of the ACA and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010, the Administration has directed Federal Agencies to begin to design and execute plans related to the legislation. JHU and its partners will create the development of a conceptual information technology architecture with ACF/Office of Information Services. The project will produce a solution that supports information exchanges and interoperability that will lead to reductions in improper payments as a preventative step in the program integrity process.
Announcing the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in Washington, DC
Document Number: 2011-28141
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), Office of Program Support (OPS) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant of $388,640 to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Washington, DC, to support implementation of 3 to 4 self-advocacy summit meetings. The self-advocacy summits will be interactive meetings requiring a high degree of participation from the attending self-advocates who will act as the primary presenters. The meetings are intended to educate both the network of ADD grantees on the ADD Program's four goals and, as such, every participant will be required to communicate their expertise related to:
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the University of Massachusetts, Institute for Community Inclusion in Boston, MA, To Support the Think College Project
Document Number: 2011-28138
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
This notice announces that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) has awarded a single-source program expansion supplement grant of $159,679 for post-secondary education opportunities. The Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts in collaboration with seven ACF-ADD supported University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs) in Delaware, Minnesota, Hawaii, South Carolina, Tennessee [Vanderbilt], Ohio, and California along with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has established a consortium that will conduct research, provide training and technical assistance, and disseminate information on promising practices that support individuals with developmental disabilities to increase their independence, productivity, and inclusion through access to post-secondary education. Think College's goals are to improve long- term independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities. The consortium is acting as a national resource for knowledge, training, materials, and dissemination of information on participation in post-secondary education of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the University of Massachusetts, Institute for Community Inclusion, in Boston, MA
Document Number: 2011-28136
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
This notice announces that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) has awarded a single-source expansion supplement grant of $150,000 for data collection analyses, and reporting. The following project will be funded: The University of Massachusetts, Institute for Community Inclusion will collect data, analyze, and report on the employment and economic status of youth and young adults, ages 16 to 30, with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The project will also develop a rigorous, yet practical, ethical, and affordable research design for this evaluation. The data will originate from various existing data sources and will be analyzed using appropriate data analysis techniques. The data will be simplified and categories will be formed that reflect the activities and outcomes of youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A report will be written, highlighting a profile of education, employment, and economic outcomes for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This information will be provided to ADD and its partners, and will be made available to the public.
Announcement of a Single-Source Grant Award to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in Washington, DC
Document Number: 2011-28134
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), Office of Program Support (OPS) announces the award of a single-source grant of $620,000 to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), located in Washington, DC. The award will support a project to provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to the designated State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (State Councils). The primary focus of the T/TA is to improve program performance, statutory compliance, and program outcomes across the network of State Councils. Toward this end, NACDD shall provide T/TA to the entities designated by ADD as State Councils. Under this project, it is expected that initiatives shall be identified and undertaken to support the improvement of State Council operations and performance.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families Announces the Award of Five Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grants To Support Expanded Technical Assistance Activities in the Field of Child Welfare
Document Number: 2011-28038
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB) announces the award of five single-source program expansion supplement grants to the following organizations:
Administration on Children, Youth and Families Announces the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) in Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-28036
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant of $311,997 to the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) in Chicago, IL, for initiatives in the areas of quality assurance, comprehensive outreach and increased capacity through technology improvements. Through these initiatives, NRS will improve its outreach to youth through Web site enhancements such as, increased access to the ``Live Chat'' function; recruitment of additional Spanish-English bilingual volunteers; increased outreach and partnerships with local, regional and national organizations to enhance NRS' national impact in crisis intervention for youth and families. In terms of evidence-based programming, this funding will also enable NRS to conduct a study and evaluate efforts in the area of reconnecting runaway youth with their families.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families Announces the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant To Support Expanded Training and Technical Assistance to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Harrisburg, PA
Document Number: 2011-28035
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is announcing the award of a single-source program expansion supplement of $250,000 to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Harrisburg, PA. The supplemental funds will support the grantee in providing training and technical assistance to domestic violence service providers including ACF grantees, State and local social service agencies; so that they better serve victims of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing the mental health and traumatic effects of intimate partner violence. These efforts will increase domestic violence programs awareness and access to effective interventions that are trauma informed.
New Policies and Procedural Requirements for the Electronic Submission of Discretionary Grant Applications
Document Number: 2011-27878
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), an Operating Division of HHS, announces the opportunity for public comment on its initial transition plan to implement required electronic submission of Federal discretionary grant applications and official grant file documents. In accordance with e-Government initiatives mandated by the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, Public Law 106-107, ACF officially acknowledges that electronically generated and/or stored documents are recognized equivalents of an official paper grant file. Recognizing the equivalency of such documents eliminates duplicative effort and administrative burden for Federal grant applicants, recipients, and the awarding agency, by facilitating the submission and storage of official grant files. The ACF transition plan will begin with the required electronic submission of discretionary grant applications. ACF has previously afforded applicants and recipients the option of submitting Federal discretionary grant applications in both electronic and paper formats. This notice announces that during the initial transition phase and thereafter, discretionary grant applicants and recipients are now required to submit competing, and non-competing continuation, grant applications electronically. The electronic portals used to support this effort are http://www.Grants.gov and http:// www.GrantSolutions.gov.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-27611
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-27602
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Notice of the Award of a Single-Source Grant to The WorkPlace, Inc., in Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2011-27067
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
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 Family Assistance (OFA), Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program announces the award of a single-source grant (cooperative agreement) to The WorkPlace, Inc. a local, non-profit workforce investment board located in Bridgeport, CT. Award funds will support a program to provide education and training to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients, and other low-income individuals, for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. The city of Bridgeport, CT, faces high levels of unemployment. The WorkPlace, Inc., proposes working with numerous community partners to coordinate referrals, conduct assessments, and provide remedial and life skills training, supportive services, and occupational skills training. If performance by the grantee is deemed satisfactory and funds are available, the grantee may be awarded future funding in the form of annual noncompetitive continuation grants.
President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities Committee Meeting via Conference Call
Document Number: 2011-26522
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25954
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25947
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25849
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25210
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-24967
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-24536
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration