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					                                     Monday Morning Memo
                                        June 13, 2005
                             Drowning Prevention Awareness
 “More than 655 survivors of these accidents (drowning accidents) now receive lifelong services through
          the Department of Developmental Services’ regional and developmental centers.”
                                       Week in Review
Monday June 6, 2005
The Bakersfield Arc held its annual fund raiser Golf Tournament; several
members of The Arc of California were in attendance including: Skip Covell (The
Arc of San Diego), Fred Robinson (The Arc of Ventura), Jim Stream (The Arc
of Riverside), Peter Bowers (the Arc of Contra Costa), myself and Dwight
Hansen of the CA Rehabilitation Association. I am pleased to report that no
homes or cars (that we know of) were harmed in the making of this event.
Congratulations to our Bakersfield chapter for another successful fund raising
event and thank you to the community for their strong support.

Wednesday June 8, 2005
The Department of Developmental Services held the first Supported Living
Services (SLS) stakeholder meeting to discuss and provide informal input on
the draft of the proposed SLS regulation changes dated May 25, 2005. A recent
review of cost data indicates that SLS is not “out of control” though it does
represent a rapidly growing portion of full spectrum of community services and
the range of average cost by regional centers is large. The stakeholder group
reviewed the proposed new regulations and discussed the administration’s
proposals to change eligibility, cost caps, and many other provisions but the
department is not proposing to set rates. This regulatory review process will
follow standard rules and will not include a request for emergency regulation

Thursday June 9, 2005
I met with Terry Kozloff of ConnectingFamilies to discuss their project and
ways The Arc of California can contribute to their mission of “building a network
of community support for developmental center families as their relatives
transition from institutional living.” The project began a couple of months ago
and was developed with intent to provide Agnews Developmental Center families
with an opportunity to connect with community families who will be non-
judgmental, good listeners and a source of comfort and learn about community
living by connecting with families who experience it everyday. The project will
also work to educate community families about developmental center living for

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the purpose of building a mutually respectful and understanding relationship
between families.

I participated in a panel discussion for the Self Advocacy Leadership Forum
focused on Self Determination in Sacramento. The Arc of California is the
only major advocacy organization to take an oppose position to the Budget
Trailer Bill Language for the Self Directed Services because of the 10% reduction
in consumer budgets and the absence of individualized budget determination
model. I urged self advocates interested in pursuing SDS to make sure they are
always the main decision maker in directing their services and that no one else,
including the financial management service, service broker, or regional center
should override in their decision unless there is an obvious and compelling health
& safety concern.

Friday June 10th through Sunday June 12th, 2005
The 2005 “SKY’S THE LIMIT” Self Advocacy Conference from Friday June 10th
through Sunday June 12th at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento. The
convention includes keynotes addresses by Richard Goens, Whittier, California
"Ain’t No Mountain High Enough," and Chester Finn, Self-Advocates Becoming
Empowered - Chair, Albany, New York "Freedom: Win the Fight, How Far to Go."
This is the 10th Annual convention by and for people with developmental
disabilities – other advocates are also encouraged to participate. The convention
will also feature a magic show by the Thumbs Up Players of Sonora, California
“The Magic of Believing” and a final closing address by the President of People
First of California, Michael Cooke. For more information contact: 916-552-6625
email: info@peoplefirstca.org. Carlos Palacios worked The Arc of California
information table where he met many self advocates from around the state and
the nation and received requests for MMM subscriptions, membership, and
FASD awareness bracelets.

                              The Week Ahead
Monday June 13, 2005
Push America’s 18th Journey of Hope bicycle tour will make its annual
Sacramento stop at the west steps of the Capitol at 2:15 PM. The cyclist
consists of three teams that total 81 members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity who
travel three different routes, stopping in 180 cities, covering 33 states and over
12,000 miles on their bikes. Through team member fundraising and corporate
sponsorships, the event will raise more than $500,000. Sponsors of Journey of
Hope include; KRG CAPITAL and CASE LOGIC; Contributing Sponsors- ESPN
ZONE, YAKIMA, CLIF BAR, and TRAINING PEAKS. The Arc of California,
Southside Arts Center and the Department of Developmental Services are
sponsoring the Sacramento event and will include Music by the Southside Art
Center Band, Special Musical Guest: Derek Blythe, age 15, from Lincoln High
School (Stockton) will perform the Star Spangled Banner on electric guitar at the
conclusion of the ceremony, and a Puppet show for children provided by Pi
Kappa Phi fraternity. Later that evening the sponsors will provide spaghetti

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dinner and entertainment for the riders. Contact: Paul Verke (916) 654-1820
email: pverke@dds.ca.gov.

Tuesday June 14, 2005
I will be attending training by CapitolTrack legislative tracking service to learn
how to improve our tracking reports and website integration. If I pay attention in
class hopefully I’ll be able to enhance the quality and alacrity of reports including
bill updates and calendars.

Self-Determination Pilot Project Steering Committee Meeting will be held
from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Department of Developmental Services 1600
Ninth Street, Conference Room 360 in Sacramento. Call in Toll Free to (888)-
790-6878 to participate by phone (tell the Conference Operator that you are a
participant in the Department of Developmental Services’ Conference call). A
few items include: Self-Directed Services Trailer Bill Language, Update on the
Training Development/ Curricula, Independence Plus Waiver TA Forum, and
Self-Directed Services Program Status Up-Date. The Pass Code: SELF-
DIRECTED SERVICES, Call Leader: Mike Kulisek, for More Information, Please
Call Mike Kulisek (916) 654-1755.

Wednesday June 15, 2005
AAMR Toxic Exposure and Developmental Disabilities Environmental
Health Lecture Series: Teleconference Two - Preventing Harm at School
Wednesday, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST (11 AM PST). With 54 million children in
120,000 schools nationwide, and estimates of the costs to restore America’s
school facilities ranging from $127 - $254 billion, US GAO, NEA, and US EPA
studies have found that half of all students are compelled to be in buildings that
daily erode their health and learning. Asthma is the single largest cause of
absenteeism and the occupational disease of teachers. Just as children are not
biologically little adults, schools are not little offices or houses. Participants will
learn what the differences are between adults and children in schools as
workplaces; what the peer-reviewed sciences reveal about school environments
and children’s health; and what steps must be taken nationally, in the states, and
at the local level to prevent barriers to optimal learning or prevent the
exacerbation of disease or disability. Time permitting; participants will have an
opportunity to discuss how their organizations can develop an agenda to promote
a healthy built environment and to prevent harm to children and others. RSVP by
e-mail mgagnon@aamr.org and indicate your affiliation (i.e. The Arc, AUCD,
TASH, AAMR, etc.). Conference line: 1-877-888-3490

The Executive Committee of The Arc of California meeting to finalize the next
board of directors meeting from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Thursday June 16, 2005
The California Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Task Force is meeting in the
Capitol Building Room 125 for an all day strategic planning session from 9:00 AM
to 5:00 PM. This will be the fourth meeting of the task force which will include a
professional facilitator from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health
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Services' Center for Excellence. The facilitator services were arranged by the
California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and the Department of
Health Services' Maternal and Child Health Branch as they have decided to
support The Arc of California's efforts to form a task force to address FASD. A
special thanks to Peggy Bean for her advocacy on this issue.

Friday June 17, 2005
The Arc of San Diego will hold their "Third Annual Hal Clement Charity Golf
Tournament" at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego starting at 10:30 AM. Hal
Clement is the local Anchor for KGTV Channel 10 and has graciously agreed to
host this important fundraiser. The Arc of San Diego Vocational Training
Programs will benefit from the proceeds of this year’s Golf Tournament. The goal
of these programs is to enhance the participant’s production and social skills,
with the ultimate goal of being employed in the community. Please support local
chapters in their fund raising efforts as they must continue to subsidize the
state’s commitment to support people with developmental disabilities in the
community. Contact: Rhonda Handy (858) 715-3780.

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                                         Action Alerts1

 To access the Action Alert system from The Arc of California website (www.arccalifornia.org) enter your
zip code in the “Contact Congress” federal box.
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                                                                      Tony Anderson, Executive Director
The Arc of California
Urge Your Representatives to Oppose the California Cost Containment
Proposals and let them know you support self determination but have
serious concerns about the current draft:
    1. 10% reduction of personal budgets with a 5% reversion to the
        general fund;
    2. The absence of a budget model for determining individual budgets;
    3. Establishing plans based on other people with similar circumstances
        as opposed to individualized program planning.
You can access our Action Alert Flyer at on The Arc of California website.

The Arc of the U.S.
                        Write to Senator Barbara Boxer
                                    on the
                      Transportation Reauthorization Bill

Both the House and Senate passed transportation reauthorization bills contain
provisions important to people with disabilities.

Section 3018 of the House bill (H.R. 3) creates the New Freedom Initiative (NFI)
transportation program as a separate and distinct program with greater flexibility.
The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy support this transportation provision. NFI
funds can be used for accessible taxi services, accessibility in non-key stations,
transportation vouchers, volunteer drivers and transportation management
programs, which benefits people with disabilities living in small urban and rural
areas. Another benefit of the House bill is Section 5310, which helps aging and
disability organizations purchase vehicles to provide transportation services to
the elderly and people with disabilities. Section 5310 funds could also be used
for management and transportation planning.

In the Senate version, the NFI transportation program is combined with the
Section 5310 program. However, the funding authorization level for Section
5310 is increased. While The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy support the
increase in funding, we oppose combining the programs. The Senate’s approach
would not allow disability organizations and transit providers to develop new
programs to serve their consumers. Even worse, the Senate bill also makes
public transit agencies eligible for Section 5310 money, which could easily
displace the non-profit disability organizations that now benefit from it.

Conferees are beginning work on the transportation reauthorization bills and a
difficult conference is expected, considering the differences in the bills (the
Senate bill also has $11 billion more than the House). Furthermore, the White
House has threatened to veto any transportation bill that exceeds the amount set
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in the House bill.

Action To Be Taken:
Write your Senate conferee today and urge him/her to support the following
disability provisions in a final the transportation reauthorization bill:

      Separate the New Freedom Initiative Program from Section 5310
      Allow Section 5310 funds to be used for operating assistance;
      Increase the funding levels for Section 5310 included in the Senate bill;
      Maintain the restriction for eligibility for Section 5310 funding to non-profit

                               Upcoming Events
June 22, 2005
The Public meetings for the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Improvement Act (still referred to as IDEA 2004) will be held at the John F.
Kennedy High School, 6715 Gloria Drive Sacramento from 1:00-4:00p.m., 5:00-
7:00p.m. John H. Hager, assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education
and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education, is pleased
to share with you the schedule for a series of public meetings to be held following
publication of the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to seek input on the
proposed regulations to implement programs under the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004).

July 13th 2005
AAMR Toxic Exposure and Developmental Disabilities Environmental
Health Lecture Series: Teleconference Three - A Vulnerable Population:
Toxic Exposures and the DD Community Wednesday, @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
This lecture will address the vulnerabilities of individuals with developmental
disabilities with regard to toxic environmental exposures. It will focus on the
unique physical, social and economic characteristics that increase risk for health
disparities and poor health outcomes from environmental toxins in the home,
community and workplace. Topics will include identification of characteristics that
increase risk and targeted strategies for risk minimization both at a practical level
as well as from an advocacy and regulatory perspective. RSVP by e-mail
mgagnon@aamr.org and indicate your affiliation (i.e. The Arc, AUCD, TASH,
AAMR, etc.). Conference line: 1-877-888-3490

July 23-24
The Arc Leadership Training will be held in Minneapolis, MN this year (last year
the training was in Oregon). This is an excellent training aimed at state and local
officers, volunteer leaders, executive directors, senior staff, and new and
emerging chapter leaders. The year’s conference is scheduled for July 23-24 and
a reception with The Arc’s Board of Directors the night before. Contact Darcy
Littlefield at littlefield@thearc.org or call 301-565-5475.
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August 5th – August 8th 2005
The National Conference of Executives of The Arc Annual Summer Leadership
Institute at the Chicago City Centre. Speakers include Michael Smull, Michael
Chapman, and George Suess. Contact: http://www.ncearc.org/main/

September 21-24, 2005
Save the Date - Many Voices, One Vision, the Alliance for Full Participation will
host a 2005 Summit: Many Voices, One Vision in Washington DC to bring
together those committed to making the promises inherent in the Developmental
Disabilities Act for Americans a reality. Over twelve hundred individuals are
expected to attend to help craft a new strategic policy and social agenda in
support of full participation, and to carry that agenda forward in their communities
following the Summit.

                    Recently Released Reports, Studies, etc.
Parents Speak Up on Why They Are Against and for Institutions in the June
Issue of Mental Retardation by the American Association on Mental
Retardation (AAMR). ”The June issue of the journal Mental Retardation contains an exchange of
parent perspectives on institutions versus community living. Says Steven J. Taylor, Editor of Mental
Retardation, "Although I personally believe that the time to debate the place of people with disabilities in
society has long since passed, the debate must continue as long as many policymakers and members of the
public do not question the appropriateness of institutionalization." Visit to read an editorial by Taylor,
"Outcomes That Matter: Parents' Perspectives" on institutions by Mary McTernan and Nancy Ward of the
Voice of the Retarded, and "Response to McTernan and Ward" by Sue Swenson of the Arc of the United
States.” http://www.aamr.org/Reading_Room/pdf/MR06Tayloreditorial.pdf

                                           News Articles
Plan for autistic kids' retreat criticized
Santa Rosa Valley residents concerned about traffic, noise
Ventura County Star June 6, 2005 by Cheri Carlson
Some residents on a rural Santa Rosa Valley road are fighting a proposal to develop a
retreat for autistic children in their neighborhood. If OK'd by the county, the retreat
would be developed on a nearly 9-acre site on Blanchard Road. Small animals, including
goats and rabbits, and a sensory garden would give the children a safe place to explore
animal husbandry and horticulture, said officials from Kids' Korral, the nonprofit group
behind the project. But neighbors say they hope it doesn't happen on their street.

"This is a private, residential area. ... This is going to bring in people from the outside,"
said Marilyn Vail, a member of the Committee for the Preservation of Santa Rosa Valley.
Committee members have collected more than 115 signatures on a petition asking the
county to bar the project from the Blanchard Road site.
Among their concerns they site increased traffic and noise on the small, rural road,
potential negative impacts to real estate values, and an invasion of their privacy. "It's
going to change the nature of the land use of Santa Rosa Valley entirely," Vail said.
Molly Conway, Kids' Korral executive director and a resident of Santa Rosa Valley, said
she was surprised by the negative reaction. She thinks if community members learn more
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                                                                         Tony Anderson, Executive Director
about the project they might change their minds. The only buildings planned for the now-
vacant lot -- a 560-square-foot caretaker cottage and a 1,120-square-foot activity center --
would be modular and landscaped and styled to fit in with the rural, residential
neighborhood, Conway said. Parking spaces and a driveway large enough for a fire truck
to turn around in are required and would be designed to be hidden by trees.

Governors to lobby for Medicaid reforms
Stateline.org June 03, 2005 by Kathleen Hunter
The nation’s governors are seeking consensus on a new blueprint to fundamentally
restructure Medicaid, the government’s largest health care program, that seeks to stem its
exploding costs without cutting off medical care for more Americans. A task force of 11
governors released a four-page summary on June 1 of proposals that now will go before
all 50 governors at the National Governors Association’s annual meeting in July. More
details are expected to emerge June 15 when NGA Chairman Gov. Mark Warner (D) of
Virginia and Vice Chairman Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) of Arkansas testify before the U.S.
Senate’s Finance Committee. The NGA plan, many elements of which previously have
been reported, focuses on granting states more flexibility to try innovations in managing
their Medicaid programs, on making it easier for low-income and disabled people to
secure private health insurance, and on reducing Medicaid's role in funding nursing home
and long-term care.

Skyrocketing costs and swelling membership rolls have in recent months propelled
Medicaid, the 40-year-old federal-state program that serves 53 million low-income and
disabled Americans, to the forefront of the nation's domestic policy agenda. Medicaid
has eclipsed K-12 education as the single largest portion of states' budgets, making it a
top concern for governors. But the program, which pays for nearly half of all long-term
care and covers almost two-thirds of nursing home residents, also has captured the
attention of budget cutters in the White House and Congress. The governors’ proposal,
which they hope will help sway Congress’ efforts to reform Medicaid, calls on the federal
government to:
     1. Allow states to adopt tiered, enforceable co-payments for prescription drugs that
        Medicaid covers.
     2. Give states more freedom to innovate by cutting the federal red tape and long
        waits for states seeking exemptions to Medicaid rules.
     3. Remove legal barriers to states managing optional Medicaid benefits, in an effort
        to keep states from landing in court when they try innovative Medicaid strategies.
     4. Establish a National Health Care Innovations Program that would support 10-15
        state-level health care reform initiatives.
Governors adamantly oppose a congressional proposal to cut $10 billion from the $330
billion Medicaid program over five years and argue that federal and state officials should
focus on achieving long-term reforms to pare Medicaid costs instead of letting budget
cutbacks drive the debate….

Graduation hopes realized: A new law allows a special education student to graduate
with her peers even though she will continue her schooling
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                                                              Tony Anderson, Executive Director
Chicago Tribune June 7, 2005 by Grace Aduroja
At the graduation ceremony at York Community High School in Elmhurst, Beth Terrill
fidgeted nervously, adjusting her class ring and clasping her sweaty palms. But when her
name, Elizabeth Alice Terrill, was called Sunday, the special-education student
confidently strutted across the stage, hugged the principal, grabbed her diploma and
flashed a grin at friends she'd known since preschool. "I feel like I'm part of the class,"
she said, beaming shortly after the ceremony. Terrill's parents had feared their daughter,
born with cognitive disabilities that impair her speech and reading ability, would never
realize her dream of graduating with her peers. That fear subsided in January when Gov.
Rod Blagojevich signed Brittany's Law, giving Terrill and thousands of special education
students the chance to participate in commencement ceremonies without fear of losing
state-guaranteed training services that the disabled are entitled to until age 21.

The law was drafted after a Tribune report last spring about Brittany Booth's
determination to graduate, despite administrators repeatedly denying her request.
Officials at Booth's La Grange high school initially told her that accepting a diploma
would signify the end of schooling, and therefore she would forfeit access to the district-
funded transitional services. Although the Illinois State Board of Education advised
schools to give students certificates of completion in graduation ceremonies instead of
diplomas, the decision was left up to the districts. Booth, who has Down syndrome, was
told she would be able to graduate at 21 when she finished her training.… Cindi
Swanson, an information specialist for The ARC of Illinois' Life Span Project, is relieved
to finally have a uniform response for the dozens of parents of disabled students who
thought they had no options. "When you can make a change that impacts a larger group
of people, it just has so much more meaning because generations to come will benefit,"
she said…. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/lake/chi-

Sandra picks at her shirt, looks at her mother
"God knows, how many times she was abused," says Gladys T. Ocasio.
The Providence Journal Sunday, June 5, 2005 by Zachary Mider
When Sandra Rodriguez Ocasio is happy, she grooves to merengue music and Sesame
Street. Somebody will say "Sandra bonita," and she will put her right hand forward, like a
princess waiting for a kiss. When she is not happy, she sleeps little and rarely sits still.
Sometimes she hurts herself. And nowadays, since the alleged attack, she looks at her
mother and picks at her sweatshirt, near where the scars are. Rodriguez, 23, has autism
and severe mental retardation. She does not speak. So she cannot tell anyone who pressed
a hot curling iron against her chest, arms and feet on New Year's Eve. Rodriguez's
injuries prompted the state Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals to
threaten the license of the private group-home agency, Gateways to Change, that was
taking care of her at the time -- an unusual step for a state department that has usually
worked closely with the private contractors that do most of its work.

The state agency, and later a grand jury, concluded that a Gateways worker, Raquel
Fayne, 39, assaulted Rodriguez with the curling iron. Fayne pleaded not guilty on
Thursday and awaits trial on the felony assault count. In a secret report, the state says it
has found other, systemic problems with Gateways' programs.… JAMES V. HEALEY,
the director of the Rhode Island Arc, an advocacy group, said there are few safeguards
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against abuse in Rhode Island's group homes. "Everyone has their own brochure, and
they say, 'We run great programs and services,' and most do, but there's no way we have
to assess them," he said. As for the Lawnacre Drive case, he said, "My hope is it is an
isolated incident." The secret state report on the Lawnacre Drive incident was completed
on Feb. 28 by Linda R. Beck, an investigator in MHRH's Office of Quality Assurance.
The state denied a request from The Providence Journal to view it under the state Access
to Public Records Act.

                                    Funding Opportunities
If you are a self advocate or a family member, visit
pdf to apply for a stipend to attend one of the largest disability
events in recent times.

CA Dept of Education Funding - Foster Youth Services; Eligible
Applicants: local educational agencies
Foster Youth Services (FYS) Countywide Programs provide educational and support services to foster
youths, ages four to twenty-one, living in licensed children's institutions (LCIs) or group homes. Currently,
50 county offices of education receive FYS countywide program funds. Required Eligibility Criteria:
Eligible applicants are limited to Del Norte, San Benito, Tehama, Trinity, and Tuolmne counties. Only
county offices of education, a consortium of school districts in cooperation with the county office of
education, or a consortium of counties as a single applicant may apply.

DOE - All Departmental Locations; All DOE Federal Offices
AREA OF INTEREST 3: Novel Combustion and Post-Combustion Mercury
Control Technologies Capable of Achieving 70 plus percent Mercury
Removal Grant http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/DOE/PAM/HQ/DE-PS26-
Area of Interest 3 is for novel combustion and post-combustion mercury control technologies capable of
achieving at least 70 percent (above baseline) mercury removal at 25 percent or less of the baseline cost.
The baseline cost estimate is $60,000 per lb of mercury removed. This area of interest allows for bench
through pilot-scale testing. Area of Interest 3 is reserved for novel mercury control technologies that are
not ready for full-scale field testing at this time. As such, technologies that are being (or have been) tested
at the full-scale level will be considered non-responsive for testing under Area of Interest 3.

HUD - Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight
Administration Public Housing Graduation Incentive Bonus Program Grant
The Graduation Incentive Bonus Program is granted to PHAs that can show their public housing residents
are moving away from long-term dependence on housing assistance as evidenced by the proportion of
households that leaves public housing and end their participation in assisted housing programs during
calendar year 2004 as well as average length of stay among public housing residents. The Department
expects to award up to $10 million under the Graduation Incentive Bonus Program in fiscal year 2005.
FURTHER information can be found in the Federal Register Notice dated June 2, 2005.

ED - Headquarters and Regional Offices, Discretionary Grant and
Mandatory Grant Competitions Child Care Access Means Parents in School
(CCAMPIS) Program Grant

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                                                                           Tony Anderson, Executive Director
The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education
through the provision of campus-based child care services.

HHS - Administration of Children and Families; Office of Administration
Community Food and Nutrition Program Grant
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services (OCS), invites eligible
agencies to submit competitive grant applications for the award of one cooperative agreement to support
the Community Food and Nutrition Program's (CFNP) Nationwide Initiative: Youth Obesity, An American
Crisis. The problem of overweight children and adolescents is an American crisis. The Surgeon General
reports that: In 2001-2002, 16 percent of children aged 6 to 19 years in the United States were overweight,
and 31 percent were at risk for being overweight. This prevalence has nearly tripled for adolescents in the
past 2 decades.

HHS - Administration of Children and Families; Office of Administration
Model Development or Replication to Implement the CAPTA Requirement to
Identify and Serve Substance Exposed Newborns Grant
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide financial support to develop or replicate and test a
model of policies and procedures that implement the new provisions of the Child Abuse Prevention and
Treatment Act (CAPTA) regarding substance exposed newborns. Applicants may choose to develop new
models, replicate existing models or replicate key components of existing models of policies and
procedures for identifying and serving families with children prenatally exposed to illegal drugs, and to test
the effectiveness of the model in other settings. The projects funded under this priority area will incorporate
features and components that hold promise for contributing to an expansion of the knowledge base about
the development of effective policies and procedures for states and communities to use in identifying and
providing services to these children and their families.

HHS - National Institutes of Health; Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention
Research Grant http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/HHS/NIH/NIH/PA-05-
The goals of this program announcement are to encourage investigations of cognitive, behavioral, and
social processes as they relate to: 1) the development of novel drug abuse prevention approaches; 2) the
efficacy and effectiveness of newly developed and/or modified prevention programs; 3) the processes
associated with the selection, adoption, adaptation, implementation, sustainability, and financing of
empirically validated interventions; and 4) methodologies appropriate for studying complex aspects of
prevention science.

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