Administration for Children and Families August 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-18515
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Program. This data collection activity will examine the experiences of individuals who seek assistance from the NHTH after their interactions with the NHTH. The study will collect information via voluntary phone and Web-based surveys at two time pointsimmediately after an individual has contacted the NHTH by phone, text, or live online chat, and two weeks later.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF's Generic Clearance for Reviewer Recruitment Forms (OMB #0970-0477)
Document Number: 2019-18514
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to revise the existing overarching generic clearance for Grant Reviewer Recruitment (GRR) forms to expand the focus from recruiting just grant reviewers to recruiting expert reviewers in general.
Reallotment of Fiscal Year 2018 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Document Number: 2019-18374
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice is hereby given of a preliminary determination that funds from the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to States, Territories, Tribes, and Tribal Organizations that received FY 2019 direct LIHEAP grants. No subgrantees or other entities may apply for these funds.
Submission for OMB Review; American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Facility Survey (New Collection)
Document Number: 2019-17871
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data on the condition and ownership of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) facilities to meet congressional reporting requirements under the Head Start Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Head Start Program Performance Standards (OMB #0970-0148)
Document Number: 2019-17870
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a three-year extension of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) information collection (OMB #0970-0148, expiration 1/ 31/2020). There are no changes requested to these record keeping requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative
Document Number: 2019-17775
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of 20 previously approved forms that include satisfaction surveys; a leadership interview protocol; a web- based collaboration survey; assessment tools; and service-specific feedback forms (OMB #0970-0484, expiration 8/31/2019). There are no changes to these forms. An extension is not being sought for four instruments originally included (Tribal Organizational Assessment Interviews: Caseworker Interview; Community Provider Interview; Community Member/Elder Interview; Family Interview).
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-17753
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, that a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (Committee) will be held on October 4, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss its work on its interim report on recommended best practices for states to follow to combat the sex trafficking of children and youth based on multidisciplinary research and promising, evidence-based models, and programs. The members of the Committee request any examples and comments from the public to inform their work and have also requested input on the following specific topics pertaining to combating the sex trafficking of children and youth in the United States: Screening and Identification: Intersections with interpersonal violence; screening or universal approaches. Service Provision: Models for multi-agency response protocols; evaluated training curricula for service providers; case management and specialized service models. Housing: Prevention efforts of public housing authorities. Prevention: Initiatives of city, county, and state public health departments. Data: Strategies for state Medicaid offices to collect quality measures regarding violence or exploitation; collection and protection of exploitation data in health records. Child Welfare: Evidence-informed or -based curricula for child welfare providers, child and youth service providers, and foster parents; child welfare policies and procedures for identifying and responding to trafficking; interagency data sharing agreements that pertain to child sex trafficking cases; specialized foster care models including residential treatment; screening tools used in child welfare agencies and whether or not they've been validated. State funding sources for prevention, training, and/or services in addition to federal non-IV-E funding. Please submit your examples and/or comments to adonald@nhttac.org with the subject ``NAC Comments'' as soon as possible and before August 30.
Head Start Designation Renewal System
Document Number: 2019-17024
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In this NPRM, we propose changes to two of the seven conditions of the Designation Renewal System for Head Start Grantees (DRS): The condition related to the Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Pre-K (CLASS) and the fiscal condition related to audit findings. For the CLASS condition, we propose to remove the lowest 10 percent criterion and set more rigorous minimum thresholds across all three domains that grantees must meet in order to avoid competition. For the fiscal condition, we propose to add a second criterion that would consider additional findings from annual audits. A grantee would be required to compete for continued funding if they met either criterion. We also propose technical changes within part 1304 subpart B (Designation Renewal) to remove any outdated provisions to the regulation. These technical fixes were not included in the publication of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (performance standards) final rule in 2016 because the Designation Renewal section of the regulation was not open for amendment in the revision of the performance standards.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF Performance Progress Report, ACF-OGM-SF-PPR-B
Document Number: 2019-17224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Grants Management (OGM), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the form ACF-OGM-SF-PPR-B (OMB #0970-0406, expiration 9/30/2019). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Tribal Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Report (OMB #0970-0320)
Document Number: 2019-17168
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a three-year extension of the form OCSE- 75Tribal Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Report (OMB # 0970- 0320, expiration 03/31/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Submission for OMB Review; Procedures for Requests From Tribal Lead Agencies To Use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #0970-0160)
Document Number: 2019-17167
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting proposed revisions with a three-year extension to an approved information collection: Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #: 0970- 0160, expiration date: 9/30/2019). There are minor changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Provision of Child Support Services in IV-D Cases Under the Hague Child Support Convention; Federally Approved Forms (OMB #0970-0488)
Document Number: 2019-16968
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the Hague Child Support Forms (OMB #0970-0488, expiration 4/30/2020). There are no changes requested to the form.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Generic Program-Specific Performance Progress Report (0970-0490)
Document Number: 2019-16518
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This Notice describes the proposal to extend data collection under the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Generic Program-Specific Performance Progress Report (PPR) (0970-0490). This overarching generic allows ACF program offices to collect performance and progress data from recipients and sub-recipients who receive funding from ACF under a discretionary grant or cooperative agreement. This information is required under 45 CFR 75.342, monitoring and reporting program performance. The generic program-specific PPR was originally approved in January 2017.