[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 27 (Friday, February 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 10364]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02799]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Tribal Consultation Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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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 two 1-day Tribal 
Consultation Sessions to be held between the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, OHS 
leadership and the leadership of Tribal Governments operating Head 
Start (including Early Head Start) programs. The purpose of these 
Consultation Sessions 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: 
March 14, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
August 7, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Locations:

 March 7, 2017--Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande 
Blvd. NW., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
 August 8, 2017--Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 North 
Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angie Godfrey, Regional Program 
Manager, Region XI/AIAN, Office of Head Start, email 
[email protected], or phone (202) 205-5811. Additional 
information and online meeting registration is available at: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/calendar/tc2017.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HHS announces OHS Tribal Consultations for 
leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start 
programs. The agenda for the scheduled OHS Tribal Consultations in 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Spokane, Washington, will be organized 
around the statutory purposes of Head Start Tribal Consultations 
related to meeting the needs of American Indian and 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 the 2016 OHS Tribal Consultations.
    The Consultation Sessions will be conducted with elected or 
appointed leaders of Tribal Governments and their 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. Tribal Governments must submit the designee letter at least 
3 days in advance of the Consultation Session to Angie Godfrey at 
[email protected]. Other representatives of tribal 
organizations and Native nonprofit organizations are welcome to attend 
as observers.
    A detailed report of each Consultation Session will be prepared and 
made available within 45 days of the Consultation Sessions 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 Angie Godfrey at [email protected] 
either prior to each Consultation Session or within 30 days after each 
meeting. OHS will summarize oral testimony and comments from the 
Consultation Session in each report without attribution, along with 
topics of concern and recommendations.

    Dated: February 6, 2017.
Ann Linehan,
Acting Director, Office of Head Start.
[FR Doc. 2017-02799 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
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