[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 4, 2016)]
[Page 68420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23909]



Administration for Children and Families

[CFDA NUMBER: 93.658]

Announcement of a Single-Source Supplement Grant to the National 
Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes

AGENCY: Children's Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
Administration for Children Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's 
Bureau announces the award of a single-source supplement grant in the 
amount of $547,000 to the National Child Welfare Capacity Building 
Center for Tribes (CBCT), operated by the University of Denver 
(Colorado Seminary). The primary goal of this grant is to provide 
capacity-building services to title IV-E and IV-B American Indian and 
Alaska Native Nations (AI/AN), and to promote intergovernmental 
collaboration between tribes and state child welfare agencies in system 
improvement work.

DATES: Supplemental funding will support activities and costs from 
September 30, 2016, through September 29, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Roshanda Shoulders, Children's 
Bureau, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: 202-401-
5323; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplemental funds would be used to enhance 
the development and delivery of high-quality products and services 
designed to build the capacities of child welfare systems to improve 
outcomes for AI/AN children, youth, and families and their communities. 
These enhanced services will build on CBCT's existing engagement and 
partnerships with state and tribal child welfare agencies to further 
address the needs of, and reduce disparities for, native children and 
families (e.g., rates of removal and placement in out-of-home care, 
access to effective and culturally appropriate services, well-being 
outcomes), and improve overall child welfare services delivery and 
outcomes for AI/AN children youth and families.
    The supplemental funding will afford CBCT the opportunity to 
provide expanded universal and tailored technical assistance to tribes 
across the nation and allow for expanded and enhanced collaboration and 
coordination with the other capacity building providers.
    The programmatic components targeted under this supplement will be 
for CBCT expansion activities to better meet the national need for 
universal and tailored services to tribal child welfare agencies. Over 
180 tribes are eligible to receive capacity-building services through 
CBCT based on their management of title IV-B and tribal title IV-E 
funded programs. There has been a concerted outreach effort to 
encourage a maximum number of tribes to access services through CBCT.

    Statutory Authority: Section 426(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security 
Act (42 U.S.C. 626(a)(1)(A)).

Mary M. Wayland,
Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of 
[FR Doc. 2016-23909 Filed 10-3-16; 8:45 am]