Proposed Adoption of Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) invites public comment pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, which requires ANA to provide members of the public with the opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, general statements of policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice that affect programs, projects, and activities authorized under the NAPA, and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes at least 30 days before the changes become effective. In accordance with notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes its proposal to fund projects, beginning in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, under Alaska-Specific SEDS.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to Child Trends, Inc., in Bethesda, MD
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) announces the award of a single-source expansion supplement award in the amount of $120,000 to Child Trends, Inc., in Bethesda, MD, to support activities that will provide research-based information to improve understanding of how to promote the economic and social well-being of underserved and under- represented populations.
Native American Programs
The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is seeking comments, data, and information from the public related to planned revisions and amendments to regulations implementing the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (the NAPA). ANA anticipates making revisions and amendments to update and revise procedures and policies involved in executing the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 2991b, 2991b-1, 2991b-2, 2991b-3, 2991d, 2991g, 2991h, 2992, and 2992b-1 (Section 803, 803A, 803B, 803C, 805, 809, 810, 811, and 814 of the NAPA) currently found in our regulations. ANA is interested in receiving feedback to this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) about potential means of streamlining applicable regulations, removing undue burdens, and clarifying procedures and policies related to accessing programs. We are also interested in receiving recommendations related to the activities of the Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans as an advocate on behalf of Native Americans.
Child Support Enforcement Program; Report to Congress
The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement requests public comments to inform its upcoming Report to Congress. The Report to Congress (``Report'') is required to be submitted no later than June 30, 2015 under Title III, Section 305 of H.R. 4980 (Pub. L. 113-183), Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014. The legislation was signed into law on September 29, 2014. This Request for Information offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide input on specific Report requirements or other information that would be valuable to the Report development.
Announcement of the Award of Two Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants To Support Legal Services to Refugees Under the Unaccompanied Alien Children's Program
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Continuing Education for Comparative Effectiveness Research Survey.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 4th, 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Announcement of a Single-Source Grant Award to Lao Family Community Development, Inc., in Oakland, CA
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) announces the award of a single-source grant for $686,000 to the Lao Family Community Development, Inc., in Oakland, CA, to support the renovation of a former warehouse, located in the Fruitvale district, into a mixed-use building.
Statewide Data Indicators and National Standards for Child and Family Services Reviews
On April 23, 2014, the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) published a document in the Federal Register (79 FR 22604). The document provided the Children's Bureau's plan to replace the statewide data indicators used to determine a state's substantial conformity with titles IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act through the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs). After consideration of the public comments and additional Children's Bureau analysis, the Children's Bureau is now publishing its final plan. Where relevant, this document addresses key comments from the field in response to the April 23, 2014 Federal Register document.
Evaluation Policy; Cooperative Research or Demonstration Projects
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing its evaluation policy for research or demonstration projects as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1310.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Arlington, VA
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant to U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Arlington, Virginia for a total of $361,286. The supplemental funding will ensure sufficient that clients' essential needs, such as housing, transportation, communication, food, and medical care will be met.
Reallotment of FY 2013 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA) announces the reallotment of $10,880,543 of FFY 2013 funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Agreement
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as amended, OCSE is publishing notice of a computer matching program between OCSE and state agencies administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Notice of LIHEAP State Median Income Estimates for FFY 2015
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance (DEA) announces the estimated median income of four-person households in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for FFY 2015 (October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015).
Announcement of the Award of an Emergency Single-Source Grant to the Louden Tribal Council in Galena, AK
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the award of an emergency single-source grant in the amount of $153,021 to the Louden Tribal Council in Galena, AK. The award will be made under ANA's program for Social and Economic Development Strategies.
Announcement of the Award of Five Urgent Single-Source Grants To Support Shelter Care for Unaccompanied Alien Children's Program
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of five (5) urgent single awards to the following organizations.