[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 190 (Wednesday, October 1, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59274-59275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23342]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Tribal Consultation Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and 
Families, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act 
of 2007, Public Law 110-134, notice is hereby given of one 1-day Tribal 
Consultation Session 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 this Consultation Session is to discuss ways to better meet the 
needs of American Indian and 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)].

DATES: October 22, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, 1131 East 
International Airport Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99518.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Bialas, Regional Program 
Manager, Region XI, Office of Head Start, email 
[email protected] or phone (202) 205-9497. Additional 
information and online meeting registration is available at http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/calendar/tc2014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) announces Office of Head Start (OHS) Tribal Consultations for 
leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start 
programs.
    The agenda for the scheduled OHS Tribal Consultation in Anchorage, 
Alaska, will be organized around the statutory purposes of Head Start 
Tribal Consultations related to meeting the needs of American Indian/
Alaska Native children and families, taking into consideration funding 
allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the 
delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. In 
addition, OHS will share actions taken and in progress to address the 
issues and concerns raised in 2013 OHS Tribal Consultations.
    The Consultation Session will be conducted with elected or 
appointed leaders of Tribal Governments and their

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designated representatives [42 U.S.C. 9835, Section 640(l)(4)(A)]. 
Designees must have a letter from the Tribal Government authorizing 
them to represent the tribe. The letter should be submitted at least 3 
days in advance of the Consultation Session to Robert Bialas at 
[email protected]. Other representatives of tribal 
organizations and Native nonprofit organizations are welcome to attend 
as observers.
    A detailed report of the Consultation Session will be prepared and 
made available within 45 days of the Consultation Session to all Tribal 
Governments receiving funds for Head Start and Early Head Start 
programs. Tribes wishing to submit written testimony for the report 
should send testimony to Robert Bialas at [email protected] 
either prior to the Consultation Session or within 30 days after the 
meeting.
    Oral testimony and comments from the Consultation Session will be 
summarized in each report without attribution, along with topics of 
concern and recommendations. OHS has sent hotel and logistical 
information for the Alaska Consultation Session to tribal leaders via 
email and posted information on the Early Childhood Learning and 
Knowledge Center Web site at http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/calendar/tc2014.

    Dated: September 24, 2014.
Ann Linehan,
Acting Director, Office of Head Start.
[FR Doc. 2014-23342 Filed 9-30-14; 8:45 am]
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