Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures
Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, the Administration for Native Americans is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, general statements of policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice, 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 proposed interpretive rules, general statements of policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice as they relate to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for the following programs: Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS), Social and Economic Development StrategiesSpecial Initiative (hereinafter referred to as SEDS-SI), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance (hereinafter referred to as Language Preservation), Native Language Preservation and MaintenanceEsther Martinez Initiative (hereinafter referred to as Language-EMI), and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as ERE). This notice also provides additional information about ANA's plan for administering the programs.
Office of Community Services; Award a Single Source Replacement Grant
The Office of Community Services (OCS) awarded a single source replacement grant of $50,000 under the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance and Capacity Building ProgramEarned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Asset Formation Opportunities program to Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) in Baltimore, Maryland on September 30, 2007. On September 16, 2009, MVLS submitted a letter relinquishing their grant. Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) of Baltimore, Maryland, an eligible entity, submitted a letter and grant application on September 16, 2009, requesting approval as a single source replacement grantee for the CSBG EITC project as of September 30, 2009. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) approved Job Opportunities Task Force as the permanent successor grantee for the award.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Notice To Award One Expansion Supplement Grant
This notice announces the award of an expansion supplement grant to one grantee under the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)/ Family Violence Prevention and Services Program. The expansion supplement award is made to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA, a technical assistance provider, to support their capacity to provide technical support and training to State and local domestic violence advocates and social service agencies. These efforts will allow FYSB to support collaborative work to enhance the capacity of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other Federal programs to provide assistance to eligible victims of domestic violence.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
This notice announces the award of expansion supplement grants to five grantees under the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)/ Family Violence Prevention and Services Program. Expansion supplement awards are made to four technical assistance (TA) providers to support their capacity to enhance victim services by providing more extensive TA to local domestic violence programs and State domestic violence coalitions under the Open Doors to Safety: Capacity-Building Grant (Capacity-Building) project. The supplemental funds, coupled with the TA providers' expertise, will enable Open Doors Safety Capacity- Building project grantees to receive more training and site-specific consultation, so that they may build program capacity. The awards will also support State-level collaboration between domestic violence organizations and child welfare agencies. These combined efforts will strengthen the ability of domestic violence programs and their partners to better serve survivors who have diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
Office of Community Services, Program Expansion Supplement Grant Award
The Office of Community Services (OCS) announces the award of a $500,000 single source program expansion supplement to the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), located in Washington, DC, to support performance training and technical assistance on data collection, analysis and dissemination issues faced by state community services programs within the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network; develop performance based reporting tools for ARRA CSBG funded activities; develop and maintain a catalog of innovative programs and practices related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The project activities are designed to support and strengthen the ability of the CSBG Network to comply with and carry out CSBG activities funded by ARRA. The training projects and resources developed under the award will include analysis and explanation of the practical impact of ARRA for States and CSBG-eligible entities so that they can work more effectively to reach the ARRA goals and document how they have in fact reached those goals and used the ARRA funds.
Proposed Comment Request for Review of ACF Disaster Case Management Implementation Guide; Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR) intends to submit to notice in the Federal Register for comments on the ACF Disaster Case Management Implementation Guide, dated December 10, 2008.
Administration for Children and Families; Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the award of program expansion supplements to five Wilson-Fish Program grantees. The Wilson-Fish Program is an alternative to traditional State- administered refugee assistance programs and provides integrated assistance and services to refugees, asylees, Amerasian Immigrants, Cuban and Haitian Entrants, Trafficking Victims and Iraqi/Afghani Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs). The five supplemental awards will allow the grantees to provide cash and medical assistance to arriving refugees and to others who are also eligible for refugee benefits through the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. The expansion supplement awards will enable the grantees to provide services needed to a higher number of arrivals than originally planned. The Refugee Act of 1980 mandates that the ORR reimburse State agencies and Wilson-Fish projects for the costs of cash and medical assistance for newly arriving refugees. Since 1991, ORR has reimbursed State agencies and Wilson-Fish agencies for providing cash and medical assistance to eligible individuals during their first eight months in the United States. The following Wilson-Fish Program grantees are awarded program expansion supplemental funding:
Office of Community Services; Notice To Award a Single Source Program Expansion Supplement Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Technical Assistance by Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.
The Office of Community Services (OCS) announces the awarding of a $96,952 single source program expansion supplement to the Community Action Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW), located in Boston, MA, to support training and technical assistance on legal issues faced by Community Action Agencies (CAAs) related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The project activities are designed to support and strengthen the ability of the CAA network to comply with, and carry out, Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) activities funded by ARRA. The training projects and resources developed under the award will include analysis and explanation of the practical impact of ARRA for States and CSBG-eligible entities so that they can work more effectively to reach the ARRA goals and document how they have in fact reached those goals and used the ARRA funds. The project's overall approach is based on the following five key elements: (1) Technical assistance and issue-specific consultation; (2) Publications, including online postings on the CAPLAW Web site, e-Bulletins, and a print newsletter, which is also available on CAPLAW's Web site; (3) Online toolkit; (4) Presentations at CAA conferences, including CAPLAW's 2009 national training conference, and CAPLAW audio conferences.