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Notice of Issuance of Final Policy Directive
Document Number: E8-30625
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) herein issues final interpretive rules, general statements of policy and rules of agency organization, procedure or practice relating to the Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS), Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (hereinafter referred to as SEDS-AK), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Assessment (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Assessment), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Planning (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Planning), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Implementation (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Implementation), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Immersion (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Immersion), Family PreservationImproving the Well-Being of Children Project Planning (hereinafter referred to as Family Preservation Planning), Family PreservationImproving the Well-Being of Children Project Implementation (hereinafter referred to as Family Preservation Implementation) and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as ERE).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-30470
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-30458
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-30456
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Child Support Enforcement Program
Document Number: E8-28660
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
These rules implement provisions of title IV-D of the Social Security Act (the Act) as amended by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Public Law 109-171 (DRA). The rules address use of the Federal tax refund offset program to collect past-due child support on behalf of children who are not minors, mandatory review and adjustment of child support orders for families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), reduction of the Federal matching rate for laboratory costs incurred in determining paternity, States' option to pay more child support collections to former-assistance families, and the mandatory annual $25 fee in certain child support enforcement (IV-D) cases in which the State has collected and disbursed at least $500 of support to the family. The rules also make other conforming changes necessary to implement changes to the distribution and disbursement requirements.
Child Support Enforcement Program; Intergovernmental Child Support
Document Number: E8-28812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
These proposed regulations would revise Federal requirements for establishing and enforcing intergovernmental support obligations in Child Support Enforcement (IV-D) program cases receiving services under title IV-D of the Social Security Act (the Act). The proposed changes would: Revise current interstate requirements to apply to case processing in all intergovernmental cases; require the responding State IV-D agency to pay the cost of genetic testing; clarify responsibility for determining in which State tribunal a controlling order determination is made where multiple support orders exist; recognize and incorporate electronic communication advancements; and make conforming changes to the Federal substantial-compliance audit and State self-assessment requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28736
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28728
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28656
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28655
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28625
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28481
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E8-27668
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27234
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Grants Awarded: Program Titles and Funding Opportunity Announcements for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: E8-26889
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) hereby gives notice to the public that certain programs within the Agency will administratively impose a matching requirement on grants awarded under the following program titles and funding opportunity announcements for Fiscal Year 2009:
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26519
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting; National Commission on Children and Disasters
Document Number: E8-26418
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26004
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25955
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Notice of Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare Services State Grants
Document Number: E8-25843
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
As required by section 423(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 623(c)), the Department is publishing the allotment percentage for each State under the Title IV-B Subpart 1, Child Welfare Services State Grants Program. Under section 423(a), the allotment percentages are one of the factors used in the computation of the Federal grants awarded under the Program.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25752
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25419
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25285
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25038
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-24798
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24616
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24615
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24188
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24187
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23884
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23881
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23798
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures
Document Number: E8-23662
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended by 42 U.S.C. 2992b-1, the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) herein describes its proposed interpretive rules, general statements of policy and rules of agency procedure or practice in relation to the following Program Announcements: Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS), Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (hereinafter referred to as SEDS-AK), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Assessment (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Assessment), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Planning (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Planning), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Implementation (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Implementation), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Immersion (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Immersion), Family PreservationImproving the Well-Being of Children Project Planning (hereinafter referred to as Family Preservation Planning), Family PreservationImproving the Well-Being of Children Project Implementation (hereinafter referred to as Family Preservation Implementation) and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as ERE). Under the statute, ANA 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. This notice also provides additional information about ANA's plan for administering the programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23558
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23499
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Document Number: E8-23482
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), herein announces the awarding of 27 program expansion supplemental awards in the amount of $2,462,128 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 funds to grantees under the Mentoring of Children of Prisoners (MCP) program. The additional funding will supplement awards to grantees that have demonstrated the capacity to make quality matches and currently are making significant process in reaching their match goal. The 27 supplemental awards will enable MCP grantees to reach more children of incarcerated parents who are in need of mentoring. The following grantees are receiving program expansion supplemental funds for a 12-month project period of September 30, 2008-September 29, 2009:
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Document Number: E8-23481
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), herein announces the awarding of a Mentoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) replacement grant to Mother Seton House, Inc., in Virginia Beach, VA. A prior grantee recently relinquished their MCP grant. With the funds provided, Mother Seton House, Inc., will continue the provision of mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents in Hampton Roads, VA.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Document Number: E8-23480
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
This notice announces that the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), will award a program expansion supplement to the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (NLAEDV), in New York, NY. The additional funds will enable the grantee to continue the provision of technical support through the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Program. The NLAEDV has provided national-level training and has developed guidelines and training tools that are culturally proficient for services to Latino victims and survivors of domestic violence and their families. The supplemental award will support the dissemination of products and curriculum developed by NLAEDV through training for State Domestic Violence Coalitions and their member programs, presentations at national conferences, targeted education and outreach efforts, and technical assistance.
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Document Number: E8-23479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
The purpose of the ORR award is to assist California in providing medical screenings in accordance with ORR guidance in State Letter 95-37, 11/21/95, and follow-up activities to newly arriving refugees for conditions of public health concern. California Senate Bill 162 established a new California Department of Public Health to take the place of the California Department of Health Services which ceased to exist. California requests that the funds be awarded to the new California Department of Public Health to carry out the remaining years of the project.
Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Supplemental Grant Awards
Document Number: E8-23478
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
This notice announces that the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), will award a program expansion supplement award to the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) in San Francisco, CA to continue the provision of technical support through the Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Discretionary Grant Program. FVPF is a leading provider of training and technical assistance for service providers who seek to improve collaboration between domestic violence and child welfare programs. The supplemental award will enable FVPF to plan and implement State-level strategies to educate policy makers and to ensure that State Domestic Violence Coalitions are key stakeholders in the Child and Family Service Review process.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23404
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Document Number: E8-23310
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
A sole-source discretionary grant is being awarded to the Office of the Attorney General, Texas, to provide marriage and relationship education, parenting skills training, case management and home-visiting activities to unwed, new or expectant parents in Tom Green and Harris counties, Texas. The project will examine child support outcomes of families in the treatment and control groups from this project and from a previous project. This grant will also enable collection of data on child well-being outcomes, such as number of well-baby health visits, immunizations, home-safety (using a standardized checklist completed by a home visitor), child development (using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, a standardized tool), and quality of the home environment.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Proposed Projects
Document Number: E8-23203
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Notice of Meeting; National Commission on Children and Disasters
Document Number: E8-22939
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
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).
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22754
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22752
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22722
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
State Parent Locator Service; Safeguarding Child Support Information
Document Number: E8-22054
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Children and Families Administration
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.