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Tribal Comments Needed for Notice for Proposed Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards

Here is the link. Comments are due by October 1. By April 1, 2019, title IV-E agencies, which include all states and 12 tribes, must provide the HHS specific and detailed information about: ○ Whether the state or tribal agency … Continue reading

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More Comments Needed! Now on Title IV-E/Families First Developments

Here. DUE JULY 22. This one is arguably a little more complicated than usual, but also not inherently nefarious. Here’s a very quick overview (with thanks to Jack Trope for his recent presentation up at Grand Traverse Band for all … Continue reading

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HHS in the News, and in Regulations, and in Lawsuits

Late last week, this article from Politico started making the rounds: But the Trump administration contends the tribes are a race rather than separate governments, and exempting them from Medicaid work rules — which have been approved in three states … Continue reading

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Update in Texas v. Zinke (federal ICWA case)

Here are the updated filings in the federal ICWA case in Texas: The federal government filed a motion to dismiss, here. But THEN, Plaintiffs filed (another) amended complaint–here. It’s about 8 pages longer than the previous complaint, and adds the … Continue reading

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U.S. HHS Seeks Members for AI/AN Health Advisory Council

Here. The HHS Office of Minority Health is currently recruiting to fill several vacancies on the HHS American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research Advisory Council (HRAC) which addresses health disparities in Indian County. The HRAC supports collaborative research efforts between … Continue reading

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Federal Grants Available for Tribal-State ICWA Programs

Here. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support the creation of effective practice model partnerships between state courts and/or Court Improvement Program, state public child welfare agency and a tribe, group of tribes, or tribal consortia, including … Continue reading

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Job Posting for Senior Advisor for Tribal Child Welfare for HHS/Adminstration for Children and Families

Here. Job Title:Senior Advisor, GS-0301-14 Department:Department Of Health And Human Services Agency:Administration for Children and Families Job Announcement Number:HHS-ACF-DE-15-1245975 DUTIES: Back to top ·         Lead policy advice and policy direction to, and on behalf of, the Associate Commissioner in relation … Continue reading

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