[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 22, 2018)]
[Page 42505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18113]



Administration for Children and Families

Administration for Native Americans; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health 
and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice of Tribal Consultation.


SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration 
for Children and Families (ACF) will host a Tribal Consultation to 
consult on ACF programs and tribal priorities.

DATES: September 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Capital Skyline Hotel, 10 ``I'' (eye) Street SW, Washington, 
DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner, 
Administration for Native Americans and Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Native American Affairs at 202-401-5156, by email at 
[email protected] or by mail at 330 C Street SW, MS-4126, 
Washington, DC 20201.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the ACF Tribal 
Consultation Policy, ACF announces tribal consultation with tribal 
leaders operating ACF programs.
    The consultation will be conducted with elected or appointed 
leaders of tribal governments and their designated representatives. 
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 the Administration for Native Americans at 
[email protected]. Other representatives of tribal 
organizations and Native non-profit organizations are welcome to attend 
as observers. A report of the consultation session will be prepared and 
made available at the following website address within 45 days after 
the closing of the consultation session. Tribes wishing to submit 
written testimony should send it to [email protected] either 
prior to the consultation session or within 30 days after the meeting. 
ACF will summarize oral testimony and comments from the consultation 
session along with topics of concern and recommendations.
    ACF has identified the following topics for consultation:

Family First Services Act
Title IV-E Planning Grants--What barriers are preventing Tribes from 
applying for the grant
Office of Head Start annual consultation
    TANF and Welfare reform

    The ACF Tribal Consultation Session will begin at 9:00 a.m. on 
September 13 and continue throughout the day until all discussions have 
been completed. To help both you and the ACF Principals prepare for 
this consultation, planning teleconference calls will be held:

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 @4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST)
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST)
    The call-in number and passcode are: 866-769-9393 passcode: 
    The purpose of the planning calls will be to identify individuals 
who will provide oral testimony to ACF, solicit for tribal moderators 
and identify specific topics of interest so we can ensure that all 
appropriate individuals are present.
    For any tribe unable to attend in person, ACF will provide a 
webinar link, Please contact our 1-877-922-9ANA (1-877-922-9262) for 
the webinar information.
    We have set up a registration for all participants whether 
attending in person or by webinar. The registration address is: 
www.regonline.com/2018acftribalconsultation. If you plan on providing 
testimony, please include the name of the office(s) you wish to 

Jeannie Hovland,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2018-18113 Filed 8-21-18; 8:45 am]