Notice of Public Comment on Tribal Consultation Sessions
Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110-134, Notice is hereby given of one-day Tribal Consultation Sessions to be held between the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start leadership and the leadership of Tribal governments operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs. The purpose of the Consultation Sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of Indian, including 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)].
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Carry-Over Funds
This rule implements the statutory change to section 404(e) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 604(e)) as enacted by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5). This change allows States, Tribes and Territories to use Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program funds carried over from a prior year for any allowable TANF benefit, service or activity. Previously these funds could be used only to provide assistance. This interim final rule applies to States, local governments, and Tribes that administer the TANF program.
State Parent Locator Service; Safeguarding Child Support Information
In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2009, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Review,'' this action delays until December 30, 2010, the effective date of the final rule entitled ``State Parent Locator Service; Safeguarding Child Support Information,'' published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2008 (73 FR 56422). The delay in effective date is necessary to give Department officials the opportunity for further review of the issues of law and policy raised by this rule.
Family Youth and Services Bureau
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) awarded a Mentoring Children of Prisoners grant (Grant No. 90CV0343) to Prevent Child Abuse California of North Highlands, CA on September 30, 2007. On October 31, 2008, Prevent Child Abuse California submitted a letter relinquishing their grant. Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency of Jackson, CA, an eligible non-profit organization, submitted their letter along with their grant application requesting approval as the replacement grantee for the Mentoring Children of Prisoners grant. FYSB has received and reviewed the application from Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency. Upon finding that the proposed project will be able to carry out objectives originally intended to be completed by Prevent Child Abuse California, this organization has been awarded funds in the amount of $292,000 as the permanent successor grantee.