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Administration for Native Americans; Request for Information; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-02730
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the period to submit comments responsive to the Request for Information, published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017. The Request for Information (RFI) requests information from American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) elected representatives, tribes, tribal organizations, and other stakeholder (including grantees) to identify issues and challenges facing AI/AN populations in order to inform ACF of tribes' and tribal organizations' recommendations, promising practices, and innovations to address the needs of AI/AN children, youth, families, and communities.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-01855
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-01649
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
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
Document Number: 2017-01418
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
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 final adoption of such changes no less than 30 days before such changes become effective. In accordance with notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes proposed interpretive rules and general statements of policy that relate to ANA's funding opportunities beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2017 related to the following programs: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (HHS-2017-ACF- ANA-NR-1221), Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NE-1225), Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion (HHS-2017-ACF- ANA-NB-1226), Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NL-1235), Social and Economic Development Strategies (HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NA-1236), and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (HHS-2015-ACF-ANA-NK-0960), and Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (HHS-2017-ACF-ANA-NC-1263). This notice of public comment also provides additional information about ANA's plan for administering grant programs.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-01276
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2017-00655
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) have renewed the ACF Labor Management Committee Charter.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-00583
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-00570
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-00202
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Request for Information
Document Number: 2017-00111
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This Request for Information (RFI) seeks recommendations for future work with and on behalf of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) leadership, tribes, tribal organizations, and populations in accord with ACF's vision of ``children, youth, families, individuals, and communities who are resilient, safe, healthy, and economically secure.''
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-00012
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice Designating State Title IV-D Child Support Agencies as “Public Bodies”
Document Number: 2016-31895
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This notice designates state IV-D child support agencies as public bodies authorized to perform specific functions of the Central Authority under Article 6(3) of the the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Convention).and specifies functions to be performed by the state agencies in relation to applications under the Convention.
Announcing the Intent To Award a Single-Source Program Expansion Supplements to Cooperative Agreements Within the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program
Document Number: 2016-31062
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-27
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 its intent to award a cooperative agreement of up to $3,311,087 as a single-source expansion supplements to the Post Release Services Programs within the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program. The expansion supplement grants will support the immediate need for additional post-release services to accommodate the increasing number of UCs being referred by DHS, and as a result, the increase of UCs referred for post-release services. The increase in the UC population necessitates the need for expansion of services to expedite the release of UC. The Flores v. Reno settlement agreement requires that requires the timely release of children and youth to qualified parents, guardians, relatives or other adults, referred to as ``sponsors.''
Runaway and Homeless Youth
Document Number: 2016-30241
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This final rule reflects existing statutory requirements in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and changes made via the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008. More specifically, the rule establishes program performance standards for Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees providing services to eligible youth and their families. Revisions have been made to the rule regarding additional requirements that apply to the Basic Center, Transitional Living, and Street Outreach Programs, including non-discrimination, background checks, outreach, and training. Furthermore, the rule updates existing regulations to reflect statutory changes made to the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, and updates procedures for soliciting and awarding grants. This final rule makes changes to the proposed rule published on April 14, 2014, and is in response to public comments recommending ways to improve the rule.
Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs
Document Number: 2016-29598
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This rule is intended to carry out the President's directives in Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review. The final rule will make Child Support Enforcement program operations and enforcement procedures more flexible, more effective, and more efficient by recognizing the strength of existing State enforcement programs, advancements in technology that can enable improved collection rates, and the move toward electronic communication and document management. This final rule will improve and simplify program operations, and remove outmoded limitations to program innovations to better serve families. In addition, the final rule clarifies and corrects technical provisions in existing regulations. The rule makes significant changes to the regulations on case closure, child support guidelines, and medical support enforcement. It will improve child support collection rates because support orders will reflect the noncustodial parent's ability to pay support, and more noncustodial parents will support their children.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-30291
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
Document Number: 2016-29366
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Social Security Act (the Act) requires that ACF regulate a national data collection system that provides comprehensive demographic and case-specific information on children who are in foster care and adopted. This final rule replaces existing Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations and the appendices to require title IV-E agencies to collect and report data to ACF on children in out-of-home care, and who exit out-of-home care to adoption or legal guardianship, children in out-of-home care who are covered by the Indian Child Welfare Act, and children who are covered by a title IV-E adoption or guardianship assistance agreement.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29709
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29590
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects:
Document Number: 2016-29583
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Requested
Document Number: 2016-29406
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29373
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of Five Single-Source Low-Cost Extension Supplement Grants Within the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Unaccompanied Children's Program
Document Number: 2016-29326
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF, ORR, announces the award of five single-source low-cost extension supplement grants for a total of $19,604,765 under the UC Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29210
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Head Start Program
Document Number: 2016-29183
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Head Start will delay the compliance date for background checks procedures described in the Head Start Program Performance Standards final rule that was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2016. We are taking this action to afford programs more time to implement systems that meet the background checks procedures and to align with deadlines for states complying with background check requirements found in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29182
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2016-29112
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has added the title Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Affairs to Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans position.
Notice of Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare Services State Grants
Document Number: 2016-28770
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
As required by section 423(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 623(c)), the Department of Health and Human Services is publishing the allotment percentage for each state under the title IV-B subpart 1, Child Welfare Services State Grants Program. Under section 423(a), the allotment percentages are one of the factors used in the computation of the federal grants awarded under the program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28678
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28431
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28107
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Agency Information Collection: Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System
Document Number: 2016-27280
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-27034
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26939
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26917
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26806
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Withdrawal of 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Unaccompanied Children Case Summary Form
Document Number: 2016-26686
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
On October 4, 2016 at 81 FR 68420, ACF published a 60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection entitled ``Unaccompanied Children Case Summary Form.'' ACF is withdrawing this notice from the Federal Register.
Announcement of the Award of Nine Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants Under the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program
Document Number: 2016-26673
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF, ORR announces the award of nine single-source program expansion supplement grants for a total of $21,164,141 under the UC's Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
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 Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Lacey, WA
Document Number: 2016-26563
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Division of Program Innovation, announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant in the amount of $200,000 to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Lacey, WA, to support the development of additional dissemination tools such as reports and web-based trainings on the lessons learned and early findings from the Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services of the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) Demonstration.
Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the Wisconsin Department for Children and Families in Madison, WI
Document Number: 2016-26560
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
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 $200,000 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 $200,000 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.
Family Violence Prevention and Services Programs
Document Number: 2016-26063
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This rule will better prevent and protect survivors of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, by clarifying that all survivors must have access to services and programs funded under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. More specifically, the rule enhances accessibility and non-discrimination provisions, clarifies confidentiality rules, promotes coordination among community- based organizations, State Domestic Violence Coalitions, States, and Tribes, as well as incorporates new discretionary grant programs. Furthermore, the rule updates existing regulations to reflect statutory changes made to the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, and updates procedures for soliciting and awarding grants. The rule also increases clarity and reduces potential confusion over statutory and regulatory standards. The rule codifies standards already used by the program in the Funding Opportunity Announcements and awards, in technical assistance, in reporting requirements, and in sub-regulatory guidance.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26336
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Guidelines Stating Principles for Working With Federally Recognized Indian Tribes
Document Number: 2016-25794
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is issuing guidelines stating principles for working with federally recognized Indian tribes.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-25787
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of 38 Single-Source Low-Cost Extension Supplement Grants Under the Refugee School Impact Grant Program
Document Number: 2016-25496
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
ACF, ORR announces the award of 38 single-source low-cost extension supplement grants for a total of 2,500,000 under the Refugee School Impact Grant Program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-25231
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-25120
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24829
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24824
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families