[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 90 (Friday, May 8, 2020)]
[Pages 27417-27418]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09850]



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

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (EDT) and
Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (EDT)

ADDRESSES: Adobe Connect virtual platform and teleconference.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Sauve, Intergovernmental 
Affairs Specialist, Administration for Native Americans at 202-260-
6974, by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administration for Children and Families 
(ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS), promotes the economic and social well-being of families, 
children, individuals and communities with funding, strategic 
partnerships, guidance, training, and technical assistance. ACF's 
programs serve a wide variety of groups, including individuals and 
families with low income, refugees, Native Americans, and many others. 
To carry out its activities, ACF awards grants to state and local 
governments, non-profit groups, faith and community-based 
organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, and in some 
programs, state-recognized or other Native American communities. ACF 
furnishes technical assistance, guidance, and overall supervision to 
grantees that, in turn, are responsible for direct delivery of 
    Pursuant to Executive Order 13175 of November 6, 2000 and the ACF 
Tribal Consultation Policy signed in 2011, ACF will host an annual 
tribal consultation in recognition of the government-to-government 
relationship between the United States and Indian tribes. Tribes may 
comment on any program or service of ACF as part of the consultation.
    This year, when H.R. 1865, Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2020, became Public Law No: 116-94 on

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December 20, 2019, the appropriations language encouraged ACF ``to 
convene a working group of federal early childhood program 
administrators, tribal early childhood stakeholders, and tribal leaders 
to examine coordination issues that may be impacting early childhood 
initiatives in tribal communities.'' We are interested in tribal leader 
input on barriers and opportunities regarding synchronizing early 
childhood initiatives in their communities.
    We invite tribes to provide written testimony, in advance, to the 
Administration for Children and Families to help guide discussion. 
Testimonies are to be submitted no later than June 10, 2020 to the 
following: Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner, Administration for Native 
Americans, [email protected].
    For further information and registration details for this 
Consultation, please visit the following link: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ana/2020-acf-tribal-consultation.

Linda K. Hitt,
Executive Secretariat Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-09850 Filed 5-7-20; 8:45 am]