Limitation on Use of Funds and Eligibility for Funds Made Available by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Within the Administration for Children and Families, of the Department of Health and Human Services, To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
This proposed rule would implement two provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) (22 U.S.C. Chapter 78), as amended by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-193), that provide limitations on the use of funds. The provisions at Title 22 of the U.S.C. 7110(g) prohibit programs from using trafficking funds to promote, support, or advocate the legalization or practice of prostitution. They make ineligible to receive funds any organization that promotes, supports, or advocates the legalization or the practice of prostitution if the organization operates a program that targets victims of severe forms of trafficking, unless the organization provides assistance to individuals solely after they are no longer engaged in activities that resulted from their being trafficked. This proposed rule applies to funds that Congress appropriates for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for anti-trafficking purposes under Title 22 of the United States Code.
Chafee National Youth in Transition Database
This final rule adds new regulations to require States to collect and report data to ACF on youth who are receiving independent living services and on the outcomes of certain youth who are in foster care or who age out of foster care. The final rule implements the data collection requirements of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-169) as incorporated into the Social Security Act.
Notice of Cancellation of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 Wilson-Fish Discretionary Grant Program Standing Announcement (HHS-2004-ACF-ORR-RW-0005)
This notice cancels the FY 2004 Wilson-Fish Discretionary Grant Program Standing Announcement (HHS-2004-ACF-ORR-RW-0005) that was published in the Federal Register of April 5, 2004 (69 FR 17692-01). The Wilson-Fish Announcement will be published in FY 2008 at the Administration for Children and Families' Grant Opportunities Web page at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/ and at https:// www.grants.gov. The title of the new Announcement will be the Wilson- Fish Alternative Program Standing Announcement. The new Standing Announcement and application packages will also be available at https:// www.grants.gov. Interested parties should register with https:// www.grants.gov to receive e-mail alerts announcing publication, application due dates, and application requirements.
Reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program
This final rule implements changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) (Pub. L. 109-171). The DRA reauthorized the TANF program through fiscal year (FY) 2010 with a renewed focus on work, program integrity, and strengthening families through healthy marriage promotion and responsible fatherhood. On June 29, 2006, ACF published an interim final rule implementing the required statutory changes with a 60-day comment period that ended on August 28, 2006. We have considered all comments received during this period and made necessary changes as reflected in this final rule.