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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08018
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
Document Number: 2016-07920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
On February 9, 2015, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations to modify the requirements for title IV-E agencies to collect and report data to ACF on children in out-of-home care and who were adopted or in a legal guardianship with a title IV-E subsidized adoption or guardianship agreement. In this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM), ACF proposes to require that state title IV-E agencies collect and report additional data elements related to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) in the AFCARS. ACF will consider the public comments on this SNPRM as well as comments already received on the February 9, 2015 NPRM and issue one final AFCARS rule.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07361
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07359
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06915
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05861
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05641
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05605
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05446
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05291
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05240
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
National Child Care Hotline and Web Site; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05085
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
As authorized by section 658L(b) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act (42 U.S.C. 9858j(b)), as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-186), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is developing a National toll-free hotline and Web site for child care. We are interested in comments that describe effective design features and easy-to-use functions for a national Web site that will link to new and existing state and local Web sites. The Web site will disseminate easy-to-understand information about Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funded child care providers for parents of eligible children, the general public, and providers. The new national hotline will link to new and existing CCDF Lead Agency hotlines where users can report possible health and safety violations or instances of child abuse and neglect in CCDF-eligible provider settings. ACF previously asked for comments and suggestions related to the national Web site for consumer education, submission of complaints and related provisions in the CCDBG Act in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (80 FR 80465, Dec. 24, 2015, available online at https:// federalregister.gov/a/2015-31883). If you have already commented on this regulatory process, there is no need to duplicate your comments. However, if your comments are more closely related to the design, functionality, or other considerations of the national Web site or hotline, we invite your additional comments here.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05077
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04582
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04410
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04166
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-03455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-03453
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-03460
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Request for Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures; Correction
Document Number: 2016-03132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans (ANA), published a notice for public comment in the Federal Register of December 8, 2015, on the proposed adoption of program policies and procedures concerning FY 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA). The document contained incorrect information under ``Section D. Changes to Evaluation Criteria for All FOAs (FOA Section V.1. Criteria); 45 CFR 75.204'' concerning evaluation criteria and point values for the Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (hereinafter referred to as ``Native Youth I-LEAD'') Funding Opportunity Announcement (HHS-2016-ACF-ANA-NC-1167).
Office of the Assistant Secretary, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2016-02784
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
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 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development (ODAS-ECD) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS), the Office of Head Start (OHS), and the Office of Child Care (OCC). This reorganization will transfer reporting authority of OCC and OHS in their entirety from OAS to the ODAS-ECD. This reorganization creates within ODAS-ECD the Division of Policy and Budget; the Division of Comprehensive Services and Training and Technical Assistance; the Division of Research, Analysis, and Communications; and the Division of Interagency and Special Initiatives. Additionally, this reorganization will realign and combine several functions currently separately managed within OHS, OCC, and ODAS-ECD. The ODAS-ECD reviewed the programmatic and administrative similarities and differences between OHS and OCC and is proposing a new organizational structure that will not only retain the autonomy of the Head Start and Child Care programs and retain the best parts of how they provide services, but will also demonstrate a clear message to the field about the alignment of the Head Start and Child Care program offices, the unified focus of ensuring children receive quality services regardless of their program option, and a common message about the quality and expectations for services to children and families. Internally, the proposed reorganization will generate a more integrated alignment of standards through Head Start and Child Care programs, the development of a unified training and technical assistance system, consistent access to resources at the ACF level for both programs, and a shared use of research resources and agenda. Additionally, the proposed reorganization will result in greater collaborative efforts among both offices thereby leveraging best practices across both offices (monitoring, program outreach, content development, etc.). Moreover, both staffs will gain a broader understanding of the early childhood field and the inter-dependencies between programs. Within OHS, this reorganization eliminates the Education and Comprehensive Services Division and moves some of the functions to the newly created Division of Comprehensive Services and Training and Technical Assistance and the Division of Research, Analysis, and Communications within ODAS-ECD. It eliminates the Policy and Planning Division in OHS and moves some of those functions to the newly created Division of Policy and Budget within ODAS-ECD and to a new OHS Division of Planning, Oversight, and Policy. It eliminates the State Initiatives Division in OHS and moves some of those functions to each of the newly created Division of Interagency and Special Initiatives and the Division of Comprehensive Services and Training and Technical Assistance within ODAS-ECD. It also deletes the Grants and Contracts Division in OHS and moves the functions to two newly created and separate Divisions within OHSthe Division of Contracts and the Division of Grants. It combines the previous OHS Quality Assurance Division and OHS Policy and Planning Division to create the OHS Division of Planning, Oversight, and Policy. The OHS Program Operations Division remains the OHS Division of Program Operations. Within OCC, this reorganization eliminates the Division of Technical Assistance and moves most of its functions to the newly created Division of Comprehensive Services and Training and Technical Assistance within ODAS-ECD. It also eliminates the Division of Policy in OCC and moves some of those functions to the newly created Division of Policy and Budget within ODAS-ECD and to the new OCC Division of Planning, Data, and Policy. Within OCC, it creates a new Divisionthe Division of Oversight and Accountability. The OCC Division of Program Operations remains the Division of Program Operations. The goal of this reorganization is to more closely align early childhood programs, policies, and support functions in order to improve collaboration between OHS, OCC, and other federal agencies as appropriate. This will leverage best practices, generating more integrated and aligned standards through Head Start and Child Care, and improving access to ACF resources for OHS and OCC grantees while fully supporting the fundamental responsibility of operating Head Start and the Child Care and Development Fund to ensure the authorized purposes of each program and its funding are fully realized. This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Organization Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families: Chapter K, Administration for Children and Families, as last amended 77 FR 23250- 23260, April 18, 2012; Chapter KA, Office of the Assistant Secretary, as last amended 80 FR 33269-33270, June 11, 2015, and 75 FR 60471- 60473, September 30, 2010; Chapter KU, Office of Head Start (OHS), as last amended 75 FR 81280-81282, December 27, 2010; Chapter KV, Office of Child Care (OCC) as last amended 75 FR 60471-60473, September 30, 2010.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02629
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02625
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Tribal Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2016-02580
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110-134, notice is hereby given of three 1-day Tribal Consultation Sessions to be held between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, OHS leadership and the leadership of Tribal Governments operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs. The purpose of these Consultation Sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations [42 U.S.C. 9835, section 640(l)(4)].
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to PathWays PA in Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2016-01340
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
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), Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB), Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, announces the award of $200,000 as a single-source expansion supplement grant to PathWays PA to support activities and services for homeless youth under the TLP grant in Philadelphia, PA.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Runaway Switchboard
Document Number: 2016-01339
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
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), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Adolescent Development and Support (DADS), announces the award of a single-source expansion supplement grant of $34,000 to the National Runaway Switchboard to support research and the translation of ``Let's Talk Curriculum'' into Spanish and disseminate it to culturally appropriate prevention resources to expand outreach to Latino youth and their families.
Announcement of the Award a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to BCFS Health and Human Services in San Antonio, TX
Document Number: 2016-01336
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant for $500,000. The expansion supplement grant will support the need to increase home study capacity to expedite completion of home studies for approximately 400 UCs. BCFS provides nationwide coverage of home study services to children in the care and custody of ORR, as well as services to include counseling, case management, and additional support services to the family or to the UC and their sponsor when a UC is released from ORR's care and custody.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2016-01332
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
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), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Runaway and Homeless Youth, announces the award of $150,000 as a single-source expansion supplement grant to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, to support activities under the 3/40 Blueprint: Creating the Blueprint to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Homelessness. 3/40 Blueprint: Creating the Blueprint to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Homelessness has been reviewing research, gathering qualitative information, and collecting data to assist in building the capacity of Transitional Living Programs (TLPs) to meet the needs of runaway and homeless youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning (LGBTQ).
Announcing the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum in Oakland, CA
Document Number: 2016-01329
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
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), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Family Violence and Prevention Services (DFVPS), announces the award of $175,000 as a single-source program expansion supplement grant to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. The grantee, funded under the Family Violence Protection and Services Act (FVPSA) program, is a technical assistance (TA) provider that assists FVPSA service providers to build the capacity of domestic violence programs.
Announcing the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to Futures Without Violence in San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2016-01328
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
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), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services (DFVPS), announces the award of $370,000 as a single-source program expansion supplement to Futures Without Violence in San Francisco, CA. The award is a collaboration between ACF/ACYF/FYSB/ FVPSA, contributing $120,000, and HHS/Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), contributing $250,000.
Announcing the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to Casa de Esperanza in St. Paul, MN
Document Number: 2016-01326
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
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), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Family Violence and Prevention Services (DFVPS) announces the award of $125,000 as a single-source program expansion supplement to the Casa de Esperanza in St. Paul, MN. The grantee, funded under the Family Violence Protection and Services Act (FVPSA) program, is a national technical assistance (TA) provider that assists FVPSA service providers to build the capacity of domestic violence programs to respond to the complex and diverse needs of survivors of domestic violence and dating violence from Latino communities.
Announcing the Award of Six Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants From the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) Program
Document Number: 2016-01033
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC), Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) Program, announces the award of single-source program expansion supplement grants to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Pablo, MT; Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Siletz, OR; Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan in Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Bayfield, WI; the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in Durant, OK; and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma in Tahlequah, OK. The Fiscal Year 2015 single-source program expansion supplement grants will support the expansion of the Tribal Early Learning Initiative (TELI) program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-00889
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to BCFS Health and Human Services in San Antonio, TX
Document Number: 2016-00886
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant for $12,860,855 to BCFS Health and Human Services (BCFS) in San Antonio, TX, under the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program to support a program expansion supplement. The expansion supplement grant will support the need to increase shelter capacity to accommodate the increasing numbers of UCs being referred by DHS. BCFS has a network of trained, qualified emergency staff able to bring on board and operate emergency beds in short timeframe. BCFS provides residential services to UC in the care and custody of ORR, as well as services to include counseling, case management, and additional support services to the family or to the UC and their sponsor when a UC is released from ORR's care and custody.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-00840
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, State Reporting On Policies and Practices To Prevent Use of TANF Funds in Electronic Benefit Transfer Transactions in Specified Locations
Document Number: 2016-00608
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This final rule makes regulatory changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) regulations to require states, subject to penalty, to maintain policies and practices that prevent TANF funded assistance from being used in any electronic benefit transfer transaction in any liquor store; any casino, gambling casino, or gaming establishment; or any retail establishment that provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment. This rule implements provisions of Section 4004 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-00595
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-00054
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
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 Heartland Human Care Services in Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2015-33296
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to Heartland Human Care Services in Chicago, Illinois, for a total of $144,822. The supplemental funding will ensure that clients' essential needs, such as housing, transportation, communication, food, and medical care, will be met.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32969
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the Wisconsin Department for Children and Families in Madison, WI
Document Number: 2015-32702
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32604
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32580
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32565
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32351
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32242
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32241
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32097
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-31774
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-31314
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families