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Message ID: 9770
Date: 2015-02-18

Author:Brodowski, Melissa (ACF)

Subject:FYI: Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) published in the Federal Register

FYI – Posted on behalf of Jennifer Grayson, Policy Division, Children's Bureau/ACF/HHS Colleagues: The Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) was published in the Federal Register on Monday, February 9, 2015. The text of the NPRM can be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-09/pdf/2015-02354.pdf The NPRM includes changes made as a result of the enactment of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, which made significant changes to the title IV-E program, and the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, Public Law 113-183, which was signed into law on September 29, 2014. The proposed rule, when final and implemented, would apply to Tribal title IV-E agencies (Indian tribes, Tribal organizations and consortiums that are approved to operate a direct title IV-E program per section 479B of the Social Security Act) and State title IV-E agencies. The Children’s Bureau will hold two national informational calls with stakeholders and states and one call with tribal representatives. The calls will provide an overview of the proposal in the NPRM. The state and stakeholder calls are scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern and Friday, February 20, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern. The tribal call will take place on Friday, February 20, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern. Detailed agendas and call-in information for the informational calls are pasted below. An Information Memorandum with more information about the NPRM will be forthcoming. Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted at www.regulations.gov on or before April 10, 2015. ****** AFCARS Proposed Rule Information Sessions for State Agencies and Other Stakeholders Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time OR Friday, February 20, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time NOTE: The content of the two sessions will be the same. Please choose one call. Dial in Number: 800-988-9487 Participant Code: 5508277 Agenda 10 minutes: Welcome and Purpose of the Session Joo Yeun Chang * This is an information session for the Children’s Bureau to provide an overview/summary of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which was published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2015. * The NPRM is available for review and comment at www.regulations.gov . Link to NPRM: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-09/pdf/2015-02354.pdf . * The comment period for the NPRM is from February 9, 2015 – April 10, 2015. * When the proposed rule is finalized and implemented, it would apply to Tribal title IV-E agencies (Indian tribes, Tribal organizations and consortiums that are approved to operate a direct title IV-E program per section 479B of the Social Security Act) and State title IV-E agencies. * AFCARS regulations were first published in 1993 and this is the first update to the regulations since then. * We will be issuing an Information Memorandum about the NPRM on our website shortly. Other written materials will also be posted on our website. 40 minutes: Overview of the NPRM Kathy McHugh/Jana Bertucci * In the overview we will be discussing the following topics: o Background: Current AFCARS, Statutory Requirements, How the Data is Used o Purpose of the NPRM and Background * Why Revise AFCARS? * Prior Regulatory Activity o Overview of Proposal * Reporting Populations * Data Reporting Requirements * Historical Data for Longitudinal Analysis * Out-of-Home Care Data Elements * Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Data Elements * Compliance and Penalties 10 minutes: Wrap-up/Adjourn/Next steps Joo Yeun Chang Melissa Lim Brodowski, PhD, MSW, MPH Children’s Bureau, ACYF, ACF Office of the Surgeon General US Department of Health and Human Services Phone 202-205-2629 or 202-205-9491

FYI – Posted on behalf of Jennifer Grayson, Policy Division, Children's Bureau/ACF/HHS Colleagues: The Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) was published in the Federal Register on Monday, February 9, 2015. The text of the NPRM can be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-09/pdf/2015-02354.pdf The NPRM includes changes made as a result of the enactment of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, which made significant changes to the title IV-E program, and the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, Public Law 113-183, which was signed into law on September 29, 2014. The proposed rule, when final and implemented, would apply to Tribal title IV-E agencies (Indian tribes, Tribal organizations and consortiums that are approved to operate a direct title IV-E program per section 479B of the Social Security Act) and State title IV-E agencies. The Children’s Bureau will hold two national informational calls with stakeholders and states and one call with tribal representatives. The calls will provide an overview of the proposal in the NPRM. The state and stakeholder calls are scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern and Friday, February 20, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern. The tribal call will take place on Friday, February 20, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern. Detailed agendas and call-in information for the informational calls are pasted below. An Information Memorandum with more information about the NPRM will be forthcoming. Comments on the proposed rule can be submitted at www.regulations.gov on or before April 10, 2015. ****** AFCARS Proposed Rule Information Sessions for State Agencies and Other Stakeholders Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time OR Friday, February 20, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time NOTE: The content of the two sessions will be the same. Please choose one call. Dial in Number: 800-988-9487 Participant Code: 5508277 Agenda 10 minutes: Welcome and Purpose of the Session Joo Yeun Chang * This is an information session for the Children’s Bureau to provide an overview/summary of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which was published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2015. * The NPRM is available for review and comment at www.regulations.gov . Link to NPRM: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-09/pdf/2015-02354.pdf . * The comment period for the NPRM is from February 9, 2015 – April 10, 2015. * When the proposed rule is finalized and implemented, it would apply to Tribal title IV-E agencies (Indian tribes, Tribal organizations and consortiums that are approved to operate a direct title IV-E program per section 479B of the Social Security Act) and State title IV-E agencies. * AFCARS regulations were first published in 1993 and this is the first update to the regulations since then. * We will be issuing an Information Memorandum about the NPRM on our website shortly. Other written materials will also be posted on our website. 40 minutes: Overview of the NPRM Kathy McHugh/Jana Bertucci * In the overview we will be discussing the following topics: o Background: Current AFCARS, Statutory Requirements, How the Data is Used o Purpose of the NPRM and Background * Why Revise AFCARS? * Prior Regulatory Activity o Overview of Proposal * Reporting Populations * Data Reporting Requirements * Historical Data for Longitudinal Analysis * Out-of-Home Care Data Elements * Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Data Elements * Compliance and Penalties 10 minutes: Wrap-up/Adjourn/Next steps Joo Yeun Chang Melissa Lim Brodowski, PhD, MSW, MPH Children’s Bureau, ACYF, ACF Office of the Surgeon General US Department of Health and Human Services Phone 202-205-2629 or 202-205-9491