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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22316
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-21250
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Head Start Performance Standards
Document Number: 2016-19748
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This final rule modernizes the Head Start Program Performance Standards, last revised in 1998. In the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Congress instructed the Office of Head Start to update its performance standards and to ensure any such revisions to the standards do not eliminate or reduce quality, scope, or types of health, educational, parental involvement, nutritional, social, or other services programs provide. This rule responds to public comment, incorporates extensive findings from research and from consultation with experts, reflects best practices, lessons from program input and innovation, integrates recommendations from the Secretary's Advisory Committee Final Report on Head Start Research and Evaluation, and reflects the Obama Administration's deep commitment to improve the school readiness of young children. These performance standards will improve program quality, reduce burden on programs, and improve regulatory clarity and transparency. They provide a clear road map for current and prospective grantees to support high-quality Head Start services and to strengthen the outcomes of the children and families Head Start serves.
Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2016-18680
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Office of the Inspector General
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing a new regulation to adjust for inflation the maximum civil monetary penalty amounts for the various civil monetary penalty authorities for all agencies within HHS. We are taking this action to comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act), as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. In addition, this interim final rule includes updates to certain agency-specific regulations to identify their updated information, and note the location of HHS-wide regulations.
Tribal Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2016-21047
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
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 a 1-day Tribal Consultation Session 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 Single-Source Grants Under the Wilson-Fish Alternative Program (W-F); Correction; CFDA Number: 93.583
Document Number: 2016-21038
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), published a document in the Federal Register of August 22, 2016, concerning the announcement of the award of 13 single-source grants for a total of $35,513,938 under the W-F Alternative Program. The document contained an incorrect address and telephone number.
Proposed Information Collection Activity, Comment Request Proposed Project
Document Number: 2016-20747
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity, Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20729
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20610
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2016-20400
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
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 realigned the Office of Community Services (OCS). This notice announces the realignment of OCS functions to rename the Division of State Assistance to the Division of Community Assistance and establishes the Division of Social Services. It also consolidates the Division of Community Discretionary Programs and the Division of Community Demonstration Programs to establish the Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20386
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20089
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Announces the State Median Income Estimates for Federal Fiscal Year 2017
Document Number: 2016-19922
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), announces the State Median Income Estimates for a Four-Person Household for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 State Median Income Estimates for Use in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for FFY 2017 (October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017).. OCS published the estimates on July 5, 2016 in LIHEAP Information Memorandum (IM) 2016-03 as ``State Median Income Estimates for Optional Use in FFY 2016 and Mandatory Use in FFY 2017''. LIHEAP-IM-2016-03 is available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/ resource/liheap-im-2016-03-state-median-income-estimates-for- optional- use-in-ffy-2016-and-mandatory-use-in-ffy-2017. OCS made the effective date of such estimates July 1, 2016.
Announcement of the Award of Single-Source Grants Under the Wilson-Fish Alternative Program (W-F)
Document Number: 2016-19923
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
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 13 single-source grants for a total of $35,513,938 under the W-F Alternative Program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19611
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19337
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Intent to Award a Supplemental Grant to the National Safe Place Network in Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2016-18502
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-04
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) announces its intent to award a non-competitive supplemental grant in the amount of up to $310,000 to the National Safe Place Network in Louisville, KY, to support and expand the grantee's activities under their award for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-18082
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority: Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration; Office of the Assistant Secretary
Document Number: 2016-17737
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
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 reorganized the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ODASA). This reorganization moves the Office of Information Services from ODASA and establishes it as the new Office of the Chief Information Officer, which reports directly to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17618
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17403
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17359
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17086
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notice
Document Number: 2016-16812
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within HHS' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is establishing five new systems of records: 09-80-0321 ORR Division of Children's Services Records; 09-80-0325 ORR Internet Refugee Arrivals Data System (iRADS); 09-80-0327 ORR Repatriation Program Records; 09- 80-0329 ORR Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Records; and 09-80-0388 ORR Refugee Suicide Database. ORR is deleting one system of records, 09-60- 0217 ORR Cuban Refugee Data System, which is being replaced by the new iRADS system of records. Four of the five new systems of records are ``mixed,'' in that they contain records pertaining to both U.S. persons (i.e., individuals who are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States) and non-U.S. persons. The Privacy Act applies only to U.S. persons (citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States). As a matter of discretion, ORR will treat information that it maintains in its mixed systems of records as being subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act, regardless of whether the information relates to U.S. persons covered by the Privacy Act. This policy implements a 1975 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recommendation to apply, as a matter of policy, the administrative provisions of the Privacy Act to records about non-U.S. persons in mixed systems of records (referred to as the non-U.S. persons policy).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Refugee Microenterprise and Refugee Home-Based Child Care Microenterprise Development
Document Number: 2016-16700
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-16697
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-16050
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Delegation of Authority
Document Number: 2016-15470
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families
Notice is hereby given that I delegate to the Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) the following authorities vested in the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), Public Law 106-386, as amended. Authority under section 107(b)(1)(B)(i) of the TVPA (22 U.S.C. 7105(b)(1)(B)(i)) to expand benefits and services to victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons in the United States, without regard to immigration status. In the case of non-entitlement programs funded by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, such benefits and services may include services to assist potential victims of trafficking in achieving certification and to assist minor dependent children of victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons or potential victims of trafficking. Authority under section 107(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the TVPA (22 U.S.C. 7105(b)(1)(B)(ii)) to make grants for a national communication system to assist victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons in communicating with service providers. Authority under section 107(f) of the TVPA (22 U.S.C. 7105(f)) to establish a program to assist United States citizens and aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence who are victims of severe forms of trafficking. In addition to the authority to provide such victims with specialized services, the program also has the authority to identify current providers and provide a means to make referrals to programs for which such victims are already eligible. In the course of exercising the authority to conduct activities, personnel in the Administration for Children and Families will consult with the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor, and non-governmental organizations that provide services to victims of severe forms of trafficking in the United States. These authorities may be redelegated. These authorities shall be exercised under the Department's policy on regulations and the existing delegation of authority to approve and issue regulations. These delegations shall be exercised under financial and administrative requirements applicable to the Administration for Children and Families authorities. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, or your subordinates, which involved the exercise of these authorities delegated herein prior to the effective date of this delegation. This delegation supersedes all existing delegations of these authorities.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-15094
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-15046
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-15010
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2016-14981
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
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 reorganized the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE). This reorganization creates a new Division of Data and Improvement. It will transfer the state systems assessment function and the project management and oversight for Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) from the Office of Administration, Office of Financial Services, to the new Division of Data and Improvement.
Request for Statements of Interest
Document Number: 2016-14980
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Pursuant to the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014, Public Law 113-183, notice is hereby given of an opportunity to submit a Statement of Interest for the National Advisory Committee on Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (Committee). The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary and the Attorney General on practical and general policies concerning improvements to the Nation's response to the sex trafficking of children and youth in the United States. The Committee will be composed of not more than 21 members whose diverse experience and background enable them to provide balanced points of view with regard to carrying out the duties of the Committee.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-14945
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award Two Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grant to Southwest Keys, Inc., Austin, TX.
Document Number: 2016-14378
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
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 two (2) single- source program expansion supplement grant for $26,254,260 and $16,647,310 under the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program to support a program expansion supplement. ORR has been identifying additional capacity to provide shelter for potential increases in apprehensions of Unaccompanied Children at the U.S. Southern Border. Planning for increased shelter capacity is a prudent step to ensure that ORR is able to meet its responsibility, by law, to provide shelter for Unaccompanied Children referred to its care by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). SWK has the infrastructure, licensing, and experience to meet the service requirements and the urgent need for expansion of capacity.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-14350
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of the Award of Two Single-Source Program Expansion Supplement Grants Under the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program
Document Number: 2016-14267
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-16
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 two single-source program expansion supplement grants for a total of $16,476,723 under the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-14244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-14229
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-13999
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Serices
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; State Court Improvement Program
Document Number: 2016-13928
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcing the Intent To Award Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grants to Two Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS) Grantees
Document Number: 2016-13698
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
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), Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, announces its intent to award a single-source expansion supplement grant of up to $151,265 to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and up to $55, 917.20 to Education Development Center, Inc.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-13682
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-13662
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Evaluation of the Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative: Part Two
Document Number: 2016-13610
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Announcement of a Single-Source Award to Healthy Families San Angelo, San Angelo, TX
Document Number: 2016-13415
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-07
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), announces a single-source award in the amount of $750,000 to HFSA in San Angelo, TX for the purpose of continued participation in the federal impact evaluation. The award allows sufficient time to complete evaluation related activities of the Steps to Success program. Steps to Success is a comprehensive, culturally appropriate intervention that seeks to postpone subsequent pregnancies and increase safe sex behaviors for high-risk pregnant and parenting teens.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-13401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Reallotment of FY 2015 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Document Number: 2016-13217
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
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) 2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to states, territories, tribes, and Tribal Organizations that received FY 2016 direct LIHEAP grants. No subgrantees or other entities may apply for these funds. Section 2607(b)(1) of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act (the Act), (42 U.S.C. 8626(b)(1)) requires that, if the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determines that, as of September 1 of any fiscal year, an amount in excess of 10 percent of the amount awarded to a grantee for that fiscal year (excluding Leveraging, REACH, and reallotted funds) will not be used by the grantee during that fiscal year, then the Secretary must notify the grantee and publish a notice in the Federal Register that such funds may be reallotted to LIHEAP grantees during the following fiscal year. If reallotted, the LIHEAP block grant allocation formula will be used to distribute the funds. No funds may be allotted to entities that are not direct LIHEAP grantees during FY 2016.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-13172
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-13104
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families