[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 34 (Thursday, February 20, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 9743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03603]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Tribal Consultation Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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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 four 1-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: March 10, 2014; June 9, 2014; July 31, 2014; and August 4, 2014.
    Locations: 2014 Office of Head Start Tribal Consultation Sessions 
will be held at the following locations:
     Monday, March 10, 2014--Albuquerque, New Mexico--
Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE., Albuquerque, New 
Mexico 87110;
     Monday, June 9, 2014--Bloomington, Minnesota--Minneapolis 
Airport Marriott, 2020 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, Minnesota 
55425;
     Thursday, July 31, 2014--Tulsa, Oklahoma--6808 S. 107th 
East Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133; and
     Monday, August 4, 2014--Airway Heights, Washington--
Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, 
Washington 99001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Bialas, Regional Program 
Manager, Region XI, Office of Head Start, email 
Robert.Bialas@acf.hhs.gov or phone (202) 205-9497. Additional 
information and online meeting registration is available at http://content.cleverex.com/hslc/hs/calendar/tc2014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) announces Office of Head Start (OHS) Tribal Consultations for 
leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start 
programs. As much as possible, the OHS Tribal Consultations are being 
scheduled in conjunction with other tribal events. The Consultation in 
Albuquerque is being held in conjunction with the Southwest Consortium 
of Indian Head Start Programs' 33rd Native American Child and Family 
Conference. The Consultation in Bloomington is being held in 
conjunction with the National Head Start Directors Association's 24th 
Management Training Conference. The Consultation in Tulsa is being held 
in conjunction with the Oklahoma Indian Head Start Directors 
Conference. The Consultation in Airway Heights is being held in 
conjunction with the Northwest Indian Head Start Coalition Conference.
    The agenda for the scheduled OHS Tribal Consultations will be 
organized around the statutory purposes of Head Start Tribal 
Consultations related to meeting the needs of American Indian/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 2013 OHS Tribal Consultations.
    The Consultation Session 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 3 days in advance of 
the Consultation Session to Robert Bialas at Robert.Bialas@acf.hhs.gov. 
Other representatives of tribal organizations and Native nonprofit 
organizations are welcome to attend as observers.
    A detailed report of the Consultation Session will be prepared and 
made available within 45 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 Robert Bialas at Robert.Bialas@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 each report without attribution, along with topics of 
concern and recommendations. Hotel and logistical information for each 
Consultation Session has been sent to tribal leaders via email and 
posted on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center Web site at 
http://content.cleverex.com/hslc/hs/calendar/tc2014.

    Dated: February 11, 2014.
Ann Linehan,
Acting Director, Office of Head Start.
[FR Doc. 2014-03603 Filed 2-19-14; 8:45 am]
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