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GENERAL MEMORANDUM 14-030

GENERAL MEMORANDUM 14-030
Administration for Children and Families Tribal Consultation and Grantees Conference

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published the attached April 17, 2014, FEDERAL REGISTER notice regarding its June 16 consultation session with tribes concerning ACF programs and tribal priorities. Additionally, there will be a conference for Native American ACF grantees on June 17-19.

Pre-consultation conference calls. There will be three conference calls to plan for the consultation. They will be at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on May 14, May 21, and May 28. The call-in number is: 866-769-9393; the passcode is: 4449449#.

Consultation Session. The June 16 consultation session will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. Testimony is to be submitted by June 2, 2014, to Lillian Sparks Robinson, Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans.

Native American Grantee Conference, June 17-19. Workshop tracks are:

  • Accessing Educational Opportunities
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Promoting Health
  • Supporting Governance
  • Promoting Hopeful, Safe and Healthy Communities
  • Understanding Grants Management and Administration
  • An ACF Listening Session – Learning from You

Individual Tribal Meetings. On June 20 the following ACF agencies will hold meetings with individual tribes:

  • Administration for Native Americans
  • Children’s Bureau
  • Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Office of Child Care
  • Office of Child Support Enforcement

Registration: To register for the consultation or conference, go to https://www.regonline.com/acfgranteemeeting.

Please let us know if we may provide additional information or assistance regarding the ACF tribal consultation or related activities.

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Inquiries may be directed to:
Karen Funk (kfunk@hobbsstraus.com)

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