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HHS - 34516 - Secretary's Advisory Committee on Re-Designation of Head Start Grantees - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameSecretary's Advisory Committee on Re-Designation of Head Start GranteesAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2009Committee Number34516
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/8/2010Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date1/8/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Director, Office of Head Start
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Frank
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Fuentes
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 9836Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 205-8347
Effective Date Of Authority*12/12/2007Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-690-9336
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee is accoplishing it's purpose through three workgin meetings that are open to the public. At the October 2008 meeting the Committee drafted the basis for the report to the Secretary which they will submit later this year.The committee completed its report and it was submitted to the Secretary in December 2008.
How is membership balanced?*The Advisory Committee shall consist of 7 Expert Panel members whose areas of expertise is outlined by statute. Of those members one member shall have demonstrated competency, as evidenced by training, expertise and experience in early childhood program accreditation. One Expert Panel member shall have demonstrated competency, as evidenced by training, expertise and experience in research on early childhood development. One Expert Panel member shall have demonstrated competency, as evidenced by training, expertise and experience in governance and finance of nonprofit organizations. One Expert Panel member shall have demonstrated competency, as evidenced by training, expertise and experience in delivery of services to populations of children with special needs and their families. One Expert Panel member shall have demonstrated competency, as evidenced by training, expertise and experience in assessment and evaluation of programs serving young children. One Expert Panel member shall be an employee of the Office of Head Start. One Expert Panel member shall be an executive Director of a Head Start agency.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 1 Estimated Total Meetings - 3
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Advisory Committee on Re-Designation of Head Start Grantees is required to provide advice and recommendations on the development of a transparent, reliable and valid system for designation renewal.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe Agency will be issuing proposed regulations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentRecommendations were included in the Committee's Report to the Secretary not yet submitted. These Recomendations are being used in the drafting of proposed regulations for the implementation of a major policy change to promote more effective grant making in the Head Start program. This change, from indefinite non-competitive grants to 5 year grants, was required by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007. The change will require grantees that are not providing high quality services to compete for continuation grants to improve delivery of services across Head Start programs.Number Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*17Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe committees included 17 recomendations with comments in the final reportAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentProposed regulations have been drafted in response to the recomendations of the committee and submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAs the proposed regulations have not yet been finalized within the Department we can not estimate the percentage of recomendations that will be implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe Report to the Secretary is posted on the agency website at
Agency Feedback Comment*The Agency will be preparing a report to Congress as required by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act that outlines how the agency implemented the Committee's Recomendations on the proposed system. The Report is required to explain any areas where the Committee's recomendations were not adopted. The agency will send Committee members copies of that report to Congress.Narrative Description*The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 requires the Secretary to develop a system for designation renewal to determine if Head Start Agencies are delivering high-quality and comprehensive Head Start programs that meet the education, health, nutritional, and social needs of the children and families they serve, and meet program and financial management requirements and the program performance standards. This committee will provide recomendations on how to make those determinations.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$1,076.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$6,249.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$7,850.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$5,662.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$20,837.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.05Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-010798Secretary's Advisory Committee on Re-Designation of Head Start Grantees2008