Mark Your Calanders for Title IV-E Tribal Consultations March 8th and 10th


On February 12, 2016, the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced two tribal consultation calls regarding a new round of Title IV-E Foster Care program development grants. Title IV-E funds placement activities related to foster care, relative guardianship, adoption, and independent living services.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (11:00 am PT; 2:00 pm ET)
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 (11:00 am PT; 2:00 pm ET)

The call-in number for both consultation calls is: 1-888-220-3087, Passcode: 8699239

Free ANA Webinar TODAY: American Indian/Alaska Native Youth and the Affordable Care Act.

Please join representatives from the White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, United National Tribal Indian Youth (UNITY) and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for a Webinar/Call on “What Native Youth need to know about the Affordable Care Act”. The webinar/call will take place on Wednesday, December 17th at 8 PM EST. Below you will find an agenda as well as the Webinar link and the Call-In Information. In addition we have attached the PowerPoint should you only be able to dial in.


  1. Welcome and Opening
  • Raina Thiele, Associate Director, Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Jared Massey, Program Support Assistant, UNITY, Inc.
  1. Affordable Care Act 101
    • April Hale and Dawn Coley, National Indian Health Board
  2. ACA and Youth Led Outreach
    • Aaron Payment, Chairman Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and At Large Member HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee
    • Raina Thiele, Associate Director, Intergovernmental Affairs
  1. Question and Answer Session
  2. Closing and Recap
    • Stacey Ecoffey, Principal Advisor for Tribal Affairs, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Call-In Number: (855) 897-8197

Webinar link:

Instructions to join the webinar

  • Go to the website
  • Enter your email address, First and Last names in the dialog box
  • Next click on “Continue” near the bottom of the box. You will be redirected to a CMS ITU page that will generate an email to you.
  • Follow the instructions in the email to join webinar from the CMS ITU Trainings Center.
  • Make sure you click on today’s webinar from the list of webinars.

New Toolkit Assists Agencies in Developing Financial Capability Programs


CFED, in partnership with the Office of Community Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has developed “Integrating Financial Capability: A Toolkit for Social Service Organizations.” The toolkit was designed to help decision-makers and program managers develop financial capability programs. This step-by-step guide—which will be featured in an ALC Concurrent Session titled “Building Your Own Platform for Prosperity”—provides community-based organizations tools to determine how best to use financial capability strategies to support their clients, whether they’re providing financial capability services for the first time or want to improve or expand existing efforts.

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