There are four network relevant requests for comment on proposed rulemaking or report mark-up:

Join the Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards Working Group

With $700 billion in grants funding more than 1,800 diverse federal grants programs and multiple Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards, the Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross Agency Priority (CAP) Goal is one of several CAP Goals established to drive the implementation of the President’s Management Agenda. The PMA lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people. The Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross Agency Priority Goal Team is soliciting feedback to develop and implement core grants management data elements and modernize information technology solutions. This information will be used to contribute to a future state where grants data are interoperable, there are fewer internal and public-facing grants management systems, and Federal awarding agencies and recipients leverage data to successfully implement a risk-based, data-driven approach to managing Federal grants.

The working group will review the 426 Data Standards Elements, identify which elements require comment, and provide comments on those relevant standards.  If interested in participating in the review and comment process, please email your interest as “Grants Management Data Standards working group” to the Alliance Office of Public Policy and MobilizationComments are due by Jan. 15.

Request for Comment Data Exchange Standards for Improved Interoperability of Multiple Human Service Programs

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) notice, issued Nov. 8, aims to address ACF’s commitment to providing state agencies with flexibility to implement standards for economical, efficient, and effective information systems that support policy and practice. ACF is soliciting comments from interested parties on setting standards for data exchanges that affect the SSA Title IV programs for child welfare and foster care (title IV-B and IV-E), child support (title IV-D), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, title IV-A). The task force is up and running but it’s not too late to join! Please send your expression of interest as “Data Exchange Standards for Improved Interoperability of Multiple Human Service Programs” to the Alliance Office of Public Policy and MobilizationComments are due by Jan. 7.

Aliens Subject to a Bar on Entry Under Certain Presidential Proclamations; Procedures for Protection Claims 

The interim rule announced Nov. 8 went into effect Nov. 9 after an anticipated presidential proclamation. According to the rule, The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (“DOJ,” “DHS,” or, collectively, “the Departments”) are adopting an interim final rule governing asylum claims in the context of aliens who are subject to, but contravene, a suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico that is imposed by a presidential proclamation or other presidential order. The rule was one of the last acts of Attorney General Jeff Sessions before he resigned this week. If interested in advancing comments, please send an expression of interest to the Alliance Office of Public Policy and Mobilization. Comments are due by Jan. 8.

Request for Public Comment on Revised Syntax Used to Calculate Statewide Data Indicators for Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs)

An opportunity for additional independent review from state child welfare agencies, partner organizations, and the public to review, test, and provide comments prior to finalizing the revised syntax to perform data quality checks and calculate observed performance on the statewide data indicators. Interested parties may contact the Alliance Office of Public Policy and Mobilization expressing interest on “Revised syntax used to calculate Statewide Data Indicators.” Comments are due by Feb. 25. 

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  • Submit stories on federally funded programs that support people and communities
  • Share stories of the impact of outdated or unnecessary regulations

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