[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48865-48866]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20071]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Tribal Consultation Meetings

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

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 one-day Tribal 
Consultation Sessions 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 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: October 17 and 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: 2011 Office of Head Start Tribal Consultation Sessions will 
be held at the following locations: Monday, October 17, 2011-- Seattle, 
Washington--Westin Seattle,1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101; 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011-- Anchorage, Alaska--Sheraton Anchorage 
Hotel & Spa, 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Camille Loya, Acting Regional Program 
Manager Region XI, e-mail Camille.Loya@acf.hhs.gov or phone (202) 401-
5964. Additional information and online meeting registration is 
available at http://www.headstartresourcecenter.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) announces Office of Head Start (OHS) Tribal Consultations

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for leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head 
Start programs in Region X and in Alaska. The Consultation Session for 
Region X will take place Monday, October 17, 2011, in Seattle, 
Washington. The Consultation Session for the State of Alaska will take 
place Wednesday, October 19, 2011, in Anchorage, Alaska, immediately 
preceding the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention. We are 
convening the OHS Tribal Consultations in conjunction with other Tribal 
Leader events in order to minimize the financial and travel burden for 
participants.
    The agendas for both scheduled OHS Tribal Consultations 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 2010 OHS Tribal Consultations.
    Tribal leaders and designated representatives interested in 
submitting written testimony or proposing specific agenda topics for 
the Seattle or Anchorage Consultation Sessions should contact Camille 
Loya at Camille.Loya@acf.hhs.gov at least three days in advance of the 
Session. Proposals should include a brief description of the topic area 
along with the name and contact information of the suggested presenter.
    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. The letter should be submitted at least three days in 
advance of the Consultation Session to Camille Loya at (202) 205-9721 
(fax). 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 90 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 Camille Loya at Camille.Loya@acf.hhs.gov 
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 the report without attribution, along with topics of 
concern and recommendations. Hotel and logistical information for all 
Consultation Sessions has been sent to Tribal leaders via e-mail and 
posted on the Head Start Resource Center Web site at http://www.headstartresourcecenter.org.

    Dated: August 1, 2011.
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes,
Director, Office of Head Start.
[FR Doc. 2011-20071 Filed 8-8-11; 8:45 am]
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