Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE); Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is publishing notice of a computer matching program between OCSE and state agencies administering an unemployment compensation (UC) program under Federal or state law.
Office of Family Assistance; Notice to Award Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant
Notice is hereby given that a single-source program expansion is being made to Public Strategies, Inc., as the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC), located in Oklahoma City, OK, in the amount of $1,250,000 to conduct a national media campaign on the value of marriage and the skills needed to increase marital stability and health. Public Strategies, Inc. and their collaborative partners were competitively awarded on September 30, 2006 to operate the NHMRC. The goal of the NHMRC is to be the ``first stop shop'' for marriage education information, an experienced provider of training and technical assistance, and a major catalyst in advancing the healthy marriage field. Since healthy marriage is a nascent field, it is necessary for the NHMRC to promote healthy marriage on a broad, national level in order to achieve these stated goals. Research has repeatedly shown that a healthy marriage brings about good outcomes for individuals, families, and especially, for children. A national media campaign would significantly raise the awareness of the benefits of healthy marriage and the benefits of marriage education. The campaign would disseminate information that explains how marriage education can enhance a couple's ability to form and sustain a healthy marriage and describe the benefits to children being raised in healthy, married two parent households. Additionally, by promoting healthy marriage and marriage education on a national level, the NHMRC will encourage a national discussion and further the mission of ACF's Healthy Marriage Initiative to help couples and individuals, who have chosen marriage for themselves, gain greater access to marriage education services, on a voluntary basis, where they can acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to form and sustain a healthy marriage. After the appropriate reviews, it has been determined that this single-source expansion qualifies for funding. The period of this funding will extend from September 30, 2007 through September 29, 2011.
Notice of Availability of the Biennial Report to Congress on the Status of Children in Head Start Programs
The Administration for Children and Families announces publication of the Biennial Report to the Congress on the Status of Children in Head Start Programs, Fiscal Year 2005. The report is mandated under Section 650 of the Head Start Act, as amended, which requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit a report to the Congress at least once during every two-year period on the status of children in Head Start programs. During fiscal year 2005 more than 906,000 children were enrolled in Head Start programs including 62,000 children in Early Head Start programs serving children between birth and three years of age.
Notice to Administratively Impose a Matching Requirement
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) hereby gives notice to the public that certain programs within the Agency will be administratively imposing a matching requirement on grants awarded under the following program titles and funding opportunity announcements for Fiscal Year 2008:
Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Award Announcement
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), herein announces the awarding of fifty supplemental awards in the amount of $5,733,115 to Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Mentoring of Children of Prisoners (MCP) grantees. Section 439 of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-288) authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants for the purpose of supporting the establishment or expansion and operation of community-based programs to provide one-on-one mentoring relationships between a child of incarcerated parent(s) and a caring, supportive adult mentor under the Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program (MCP). The program is designed to reach the President's goal of establishing 100,000 mentor/mentee relationships between a caring adult and a young person whose parent(s) is incarcerated in a correctional facility by the end of FY 2008. This funding is requested for those grantees that have demonstrated the capacity to make quality matches and currently making significant process in reaching their match goal. One-third of the grantees have made over 50% of their three-year match goal within their first year. The fifty supplemental awards are important to helping our grantees reach more youth who are in need of a mentor. The following agencies are receiving grant funds for a twelve month project period:
Award Announcement; Administration on Children, Youth and Families
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the approval of a deviation to supplement the National Runaway Switchboard for the purpose of expanding their services. Congress authorized the establishment of a ``national communications system to assist runaway and homeless youth in making contact with their families and service providers'' through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. Funding for the system was first authorized in fiscal year 1980. (The system currently is authorized through Part C, section 331, of the ``Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children Protection Act,'' Pub. L. 108-96.) The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), herein announces an expansion supplement award to the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) for two initiatives; a comprehensive research project on runaway and at-risk youth and a comprehensive database conversion. The results of the comprehensive research project will enable NRS to better understand how to communicate with youth and develop strategies to connect with them and them with the NRS. The comprehensive database conversion will enhance the Switchboard's capability to download and manage information. This project will provide the NRS with the internal controls necessary to query and analyze data collected in their crisis logs. It is anticipated that the enhanced internal controls will result in a significant improvement in the way needs of runaway, homeless and other youth in at-risk situations are met. This expansion supplement is for a nine month project period for the amount of $162,637.
Administration fon Children, Youth and Families; Award Announcement
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), herein announces the awarding of ten supplemental awards in the amount of $1,932,300 to fund Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance cooperative agreements. The average amount per grantee would be $192,230. Section 439 of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-288) authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants for the purpose of supporting the establishment or expansion and operation of community-based programs to provide one-on-one mentoring relationships between a child of incarcerated parent(s) and a caring, supportive adult mentor under the Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program (MCP). This supplemental funding will be used to access the capacity building expertise of the ten Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Providers for the purpose of enhancing the capacity of newly awarded lower scoring community and faith-based MCP grantees. It is expected that the supplementing of the ten RHY Training and Technical Assistance Providers will result in the reduction in program start-up issues and other barriers to high performance. It is critical that these MCP grantees receive the best possible services as it relates to enhancing their capacity to develop and maintain a quality mentoring program. The following agencies are receiving grant funds for a twelve month project period:
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Notice is hereby given that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) will award a non-competitive successor grant to OMNI Institute, Inc., a non-profit research organization located in Denver, CO. OMNI Institute, Inc. will assume a grant awarded under the Head Start University Partnership Research Grants: Curriculum Development and Enhancement for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs for the remainder of the project period July 15, 2007 to September 29, 2008. This action is taken as the original grantee, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, has relinquished the grant.
Re-allotment of FY 2006 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
In accordance with Section 2607(b)(1) of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act (the Act), Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621, et seq.), as amended, a notice was published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2007 announcing the Secretary's preliminary determination that $326,894 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 funds may be available for re-allotment. After a 30-day comment period, this amount has not changed. This notice announces that $326,894 will be re-allotted to current Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grantees. Pursuant to the statute cited above, funds will be re-allotted to LIHEAP grantees based upon the normal allocation formula as if the funds had been appropriated for FY 2007. No subgrantees or other entities may apply for these funds.
Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE); Privacy Act of 1974; Amended System of Records
In accordance with the requirement of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is publishing notice of its amendment of its system of records entitled ``The Location and Collection System,'' No. 09-90-0074.