Notice of Meeting; National Commission on Children and Disasters
Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the First Meeting of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, Department of Health and Human Services. The meeting will be held from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at the Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public; however, seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged (see below).
State Parent Locator Service; Safeguarding Child Support Information
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) created and expanded State and Federal title IV-D child support enforcement databases and significantly enhanced access to information for title IV-D child support purposes. States are moving toward integrated service delivery and developing enterprise architecture initiatives to link their program databases. This final rule prescribes requirements for: State Parent Locator Service responses to authorized location requests; and State IV-D program safeguarding of confidential information and authorized disclosures of this information. This rule restricts the use of confidential data and information to child support purposes, with exceptions for certain disclosures permitted by statute.
Notice of Public Comment on Section 635 [42 U.S.C. 9801]-The 2007 Head Start School Readiness Act, Sub-Section 649(k)(1)(A-D)-“Indian Head Start Study”
The following Notice of Public Comment is in response to section 649(k) Sub-Section (3) of the 2007 Head Start School Readiness Act that requires the Secretary no later than 9 months after the effective date of this Sub-Section, publish in the Federal Register a plan of how the Secretary will carry out section 649 Sub-Section (k) Sub-Paragraph (1) and shall provide a period for public comment.
Office of Community Services
This supplement would enhance the ability for the CAP to find new ways to address training and technical assistance needs. After gathering information from the Community Action Network, the applicant will provide a report to the Office of Community Services (OCS) containing recommendations about creative approaches and strategies for providing technical assistance and training to Community Action Agencies (CAAs). The applicant will compile information gathered thru: Brainstorming sessions with members of the Community Action Network and the Virtual CAP. The report to OCS will include sections on major recommendations and a strategy for implementation. These will be supported by summaries of the ideas presented at the sessions and input compiled by Virtual CAP.
Noncompetitive Successor Award
In FY 2006, ORR awarded a competitive Services for Survivors of Torture grant to the Center for Multicultural Human Services (CMHS) in Falls Church, Virginia. The original project period was from September 30, 2006 through September 29, 2009. CMHS served as fiscal sponsor and legal entity of the approved project. As of March 31, 2008, CMHS ceased operations. CMHS has requested permission for Northern Virginia Family Service to assume the grant. Northern Virginia has agreed to this request. The effect of this deviation request is to transfer the grant from the initial grantee to a new grantee with the scope and operations of the grant remaining unchanged.
Notification of the Establishment of the National Commission on Children and Disasters
This notice announces the establishment of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, a Secretary's Advisory Committee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Pub. L. 110-161), Division G, Title VI, directs the establishment of the National Commission on Children and Disasters. The Commission shall conduct a comprehensive study to examine and assess the needs of children as they relate to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all hazards, building upon the evaluation of other entities and avoiding unnecessary duplication by reviewing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of these entities, and shall then submit a report to the President and Congress on the Commission's specific findings, conclusions, and recommendations to address the needs of children as they relate to major disasters and emergencies.