Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the Wisconsin Department for Children and Families in Madison, WI
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement, Division of Program Innovation announces the award of a cooperative agreement in the amount of $700,000 to the Wisconsin Department for Children and Families in Madison, WI to support the evaluation of the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration. In FY 2012, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) competitively awarded a cooperative agreement to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to conduct a 5-year evaluation of OCSE's national demonstration called Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number HHS-2012-ACF-OCSE-FD-0537. Under this FOA, a total of $4.5 million of 1115 funds were made available to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to conduct this evaluation. The award of $700,000 the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is required to cover the unanticipated costs of conducting the CSPED evaluation. The CSPED evaluation includes an impact evaluation using random assignment, an implementation study and a benefit-cost analysis. The evaluator is also providing evaluation-related technical assistance to the grantees implementing CSPED. A baseline and 12 month follow-up survey are being conducted. Administrative data from multiple sources are also being collected and evaluated. A grants management information system was developed for grantees to use to conduct random assignment, enroll individuals into the project, and document service delivery.
Request for Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures
Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules and general statements of policy, and to give notice of the proposed adoption of such changes at least 30 days before the changes become effective. In accordance with notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes its proposed interpretive rules, general statements of policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice as they relate to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for the following programs: (1) Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS) (HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NA-0776); (2) Social and Economic Development Strategies- Alaska (hereinafter referred to as SEDS-AK) (HHS-2015-ACF- ANA-NK-0960); (3) Native Asset Building Initiative (hereinafter referred to as NABI) (HHS-2015-ACF-ANA-NO-0954); (4) Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEEDS) (HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NE-0779); (5) Native Language Preservation and Maintenance (hereinafter referred to as Language Preservation) (HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NL-0778); (6) Native Language Preservation and MaintenanceEsther Martinez Immersion (hereinafter referred to as LanguageEMI) (HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NB-0780); (7) Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as ERE) (HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NR- 0777); and new FOAs for FY2016(8) Native Language Community Coordination Demonstration Project (hereinafter referred to as NLCC) (HHS-2016-ACF-ANA-NS-1168); and (9) Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (hereinafter referred to as Native Youth I-LEAD) (HHS-2016-ACF-ANA-NC-1167) . This notice of public comment also provides additional information about ANA's plan for administering the programs.