Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has published a Federal Register
Notice soliciting public comment on unmet Technical Assistance obligations and priorities on Implementation and Coordination of Early Childhood Development Programs in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. This request for information can be found on this Federal Register webpage.
ACF seeks to further the development, implementation, and coordination of early childhood development programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by soliciting information and recommendations from a broad array of individuals and organizations with knowledge and expertise around the context and the federal government's unmet obligations to Tribal Nations and early childhood programs. ACF will analyze information collected to support the development, improvement, and implementation of technical assistance (TA) efforts and strategies, that is, information, tools, training, and other supports to assist Tribal Nations and programs in carrying out and coordinating early childhood services and initiatives.
Tribal leaders, Tribal program administrators, service providers, current Federal and non-Federal TA providers, potential TA providers, national organizations, researchers, philanthropic organizations, families and community members, state agencies, and others are invited to provide information about the TA needs and priorities of Tribal communities around implementing and providing early childhood services (including Head Start, child care, home visiting, preschool, and early intervention and special education) as well as unmet federal obligations around the coordination of services and support for stronger early childhood systems at the Tribal level.
The public comment period will end TODAY, April 5, 2022. Please submit questions, comments, and supplementary documents to OCCTribal@acf.hhs.gov with “Tribal TA RFI” in the Subject line.
For more information, please contact Liz Malerba, USET SPF Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, at email@example.com.