Administration for Children and Families October 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Award of a Single-Source Replacement Grant to SOS Children's Villages Illinois in Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-26745
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) awarded a Fiscal Year 2010 Basic Center Program (BCP) grant to Boys Town Chicago, Inc. in Chicago, IL. During the project period, Boys Town Chicago, Inc. submitted a letter relinquishing their grant. ACYF/FYSB has designated SOS Children's Villages Illinois, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, as the single- source replacement grantee that will assume the programmatic and financial responsibility for the original project.
Announcement of the Award of Four Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants To Support Activities Associated With the Tribal Early Learning Initiative
Document Number: 2012-26743
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care, announces the award of single-source program expansion supplement grants to four grantees in the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program to support their participation in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative. Each of the following grantees is receiving a supplement in the amount of $15,750.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-26575
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-26567
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of a Noncompetitive Single Source Replacement Grant to the Larimer County (CO) Department of Human Services in Fort Collins, CO
Document Number: 2012-26349
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau (CB) awarded a 36- month demonstration grant to the American Humane Association (AHA) on September 29, 2011. On April 27, 2012, AHA submitted a letter requesting a relinquishment, effective June 30, 2012. The Larimer County Department of Human Services, an eligible organization, submitted its letter, along with its grant application, requesting approval to complete all of the remaining grant activities from July 1, 2012, through September 29, 2014. The Larimer County Department of Human Services will continue to provide all program activities. No changes to the grant activities will occur. All existing key personnel for the grant will remain to ensure continuity in accomplishing all of the program activities, as described in the original proposal. For the remainder of the project period listed below, this organization has been awarded funds in the amount of $1,189,750 as the permanent replacement grantee.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-26314
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Regents of the Board of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI
Document Number: 2012-26305
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source year program expansion supplement in the amount of $250,000 to the Regents of the Board of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, to provide more intensive technical assistance and conduct a rigorous evaluation of research and demonstration sites.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK
Document Number: 2012-26304
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement in the amount of $103,685 to the University of Oklahoma, National Resource Center for Youth Development, Tulsa, OK, to support expanded technical assistance to address emerging technical assistance needs for States and Tribes as they seek to implement legislation and changing programs dedicated to former foster youth. The grantee is the recipient of a cooperative agreement to administer the National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD). The grantee has been providing technical assistance services through a cooperative agreement since September 30, 2009, pursuant to the legislative authority of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program, Section 436(d), Title IV-B, subpart 2, of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629e).
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Research Foundation of CUNY on Behalf of Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY
Document Number: 2012-26303
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement in the amount of $420,000 to the Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY, to provide targeted technical assistance to address continuing challenges in the field as child welfare programs work to implement the requirements of new legislation. The Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of Hunter College is the recipient of a cooperative agreement to act as the administrator for the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC).
Announcement of the Award of Four Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants To Support Activities Associated With the Tribal Early Learning Initiative
Document Number: 2012-26302
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, announces the award of single-source program expansion supplement grants to four grantees in the Head Start/Early Head Start American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) grantees to support their participation in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative. Each of the following grantees is receiving a supplement in the amount of $15,750.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute in West Hollywood, CA
Document Number: 2012-26244
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant in the amount of $100,000 to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, West Hollywood, CA, to provide new or modified technical assistance to assist States and Tribes in implementing the Administration on Children, Youth and Families' well-being framework in the context of the new requirements of the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-34) and explore the need for technical assistance to Tribes in the development of oversight plans for prescription medicines for children in Tribal foster care systems. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute administers the National Resource Center for Tribes (NRC4Tribes) under a cooperative agreement where technical assistance is provided to Tribes to assist in building organizational capacity so that Tribes may operate their own foster care programs under title IV-E of the Social Security Act. Under the agreement, Tribal Law and Policy Institute identifies promising practices in Tribal child welfare systems, identifies and effectively implements community, and culturally-based strategies and resources that strengthen Tribal child and family services.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-26197
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Replacement Grant to the University of Colorado Denver, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect
Document Number: 2012-26079
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau (CB) awarded the National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response (QIC-DR) cooperative agreement to the American Humane Association on September 30, 2008. On April 13, 2012, the American Humane Association submitted a letter relinquishing its grant effective June 30, 2012. The University of Colorado, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect (Kempe Center), Denver, CO, an eligible organization, submitted its letter along with its grant application requesting approval as the replacement grantee for the QIC-DR grant. CB has received and reviewed the application from the Kempe Center. For the remainder of the project period listed below, this organization has been awarded funds in the amount of $3,028,694 as the permanent replacement grantee.
Reallotment of FY 2011 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Document Number: 2012-26076
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with Section 2607(b)(1) of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act (the Act), Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621, et seq.), as amended, a notice was published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2012 announcing the Secretary's preliminary determination that $3,089,920 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 funds may be available for re-allotment. After a 30-day comment period, this amount has not changed. This notice announces that $3,089,920 was reallotted on September 26, 2012 to FY 2012 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grantees, who were also grantees in FY 2011. Pursuant to the statute cited above, funds will be reallotted to LIHEAP grantees based upon the normal allocation formula as if the funds had been appropriated for FY 2013. Thus, at least 90% of these funds must be obligated by grantees by September 30, 2013, with the remainder to be obligated by September 30, 2014. No subgrantees or other entities may apply for these funds.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-25648
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of Two Single-Source Program Expansion Supplements to Grantees Under the Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Grants
Document Number: 2012-25561
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Division of State and Territory TANF Management (DSTTM) announces the award of single-source program expansion supplement grants of $131,666 each to Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action (KISRA) in Dunbar, WV, and Connections to Success in Kansas City, MO. Connections to Success and KISRA offer community-centered, comprehensive approaches to promoting responsible fatherhood, and activities designed to promote economic stability, subsidized employment, and supportive services. The primary purpose of the projects is to eliminate barriers for fathers to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency through subsidized employment, including individuals preparing to reenter their communities or those who have recently returned to their communities following incarceration. Both projects implement three legislatively specified activities: healthy marriage, responsible parenting, and economic stability.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement to One Grantee Under the Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project Grants
Document Number: 2012-25486
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Division of State and Territory TANF Management (DSTTM) announces the award of a single-source program expansion award of $131,666 to The RIDGE Project in Defiancé, OH. The RIDGE Project is a 501(c)(3), faith-based organization founded in 2000 and provides a broad range of services in Ohio to over 30,000 individuals a year with over 100,000 units of service each year. Their mission is to strengthen families through youth development, marriage and fatherhood programs, workforce development, and reentry programs designed to equip people to achieve social and economic self- sufficiency. Activities include the provision of economic stability, subsidized employment, and supportive services. Upon release from prison, participants continue in the program and are served by The RIDGE Project or one of its regional partners. The primary purpose is to eliminate barriers for fathers to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency through subsidized employment for individuals preparing to reenter their communities or those who have recently returned to their communities following incarceration. The RIDGE Project also implements three legislatively specified activities: Healthy marriage, responsible parenting, and economic stability. The program expansion supplement will support the project's culinary arts training and employment, designed to prepare program participants for careers in the culinary field. According to recent data from the People Report Workforce Index, which surveys restaurant human resources departments and recruiters on trends in employment, continued job growth is anticipated in the food service industry, with high levels of recruiting difficulty, and a rise in vacancies/turnovers expected. Employers are reporting that though they have hundreds of applicants, they are finding it increasingly difficult to find employees with the right skill set. The RIDGE Project will begin offering an 8-week Culinary Arts training to formerly incarcerated fathers who have successfully completed their flagship responsible fatherhood and economic stability program and have evidenced their commitment to responsible fatherhood and show an aptitude and interest in the food service industry. The program will provide students with the basic skills necessary to function in an entry-level capacity in a restaurant or commercial kitchen. Successful students will complete the program having achieved the ServSafeTM Certification, and will have demonstrated the core skills necessary to begin work in food preparation or as a line cook entrance chef. Finally, upon satisfactory completion, The RIDGE Project's Workforce Development Department will function to assist the fathers with job placement, including subsidized wages in local restaurants.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-25405
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-25401
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request Proposed Projects
Document Number: 2012-25359
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Grant to the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) in Mesa, AZ
Document Number: 2012-25018
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the award of a cooperative agreement in the amount of $250,000 to the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) in Mesa, AZ to conduct a national outreach campaign focused on promoting the importance of fatherhood in Native communities. Included in the national outreach campaign will be a national conference, regional workshops, webinars, and a Native American Responsible Fatherhood Day that will be promoted and implemented throughout Native American communities during the month of June 2013. The award will be made under ANA's program for Social and Economic Development Strategies.
Announcement of the Award of Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grants to Nine Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS) Grantees
Document Number: 2012-24764
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Adolescent Development and Support (DADS) announces the award of single-source expansion supplement grants to nine PREIS grantees for the purpose of expanding program participation and/or sites to support the increase of data necessary to determine the level of program effectiveness. In FY 2010, FYSB awarded thirteen cooperative agreement grants under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number: OPHS/OAH/TPP PREP Tier 2-2010. Under this FOA a total of $9.7 million was made available on a competitive basis to implement and test innovative strategies. Single-source program expansion supplement awards are made to the following PREIS grantees:
Announcement of the Award of Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants to Seven Assets for Independence Demonstration Program Grantees
Document Number: 2012-24588
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) announces the award of single-source program expansion supplements to seven FY 2012 grantees under the Assets for Independence Demonstration Program (AFI). Grantees will provide an array of supports and services to enable individuals and families with low incomes to become more economically self-sufficient for the long term. A primary feature of each AFI project is that project participants are given access to special matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDA). Participants open an IDA and save earned income in the account regularly with the goal of accumulating savings to acquire an economic asset that will appreciate over timespecifically, to purchase a home, capitalize or expand a business for self-employment, or attend higher education or training. Grantees also ensure that participants have access to financial literacy education and coaching such as training on money management and consumer issues. Grant recipients must finance the projects with a combination of the federal AFI grant and non-federal cash. The non- federal cash amount must be at least equal to the federal AFI grant amount.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2012-24587
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
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 Office of Public Affairs (OPA). This reorganization transfers the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) function from the Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS) to the Office of Public Affairs (OPA).
Notice of the Award of Single-Source Program Expansion Supplements to Multiple Grantees Under the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)
Document Number: 2012-24310
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program announces the award of single-source program expansion supplements to all grantees under this program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-24032
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families