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Feb 13, 2024 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announcing the adjusted income eligibility guidelines for States to use to determine the income eligibility of applicants to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These guidelines are applicable July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 12, 2024 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs from February 27-29, 2024. The Committee will provide advice and guidance to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters relating to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Native American Veterans. The agenda will include, among other things, updates on the Native American Direct Loan Program; homeless programs; Choctaw Nation Behavioral Health/VA Staff Sergeant Fox Grant for suicide prevention, family counseling, women's domestic violence program; the Tribal Veteran Service Officer Representation Expansion Project; Reimbursement Agreement Program/Tribal Health Programs/Purchase Referred Care expansion; claims clinic events in Indian Country; and the VA Office of Connected Care.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 6, 2024 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comments on an information collection request titled "Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program National Impact Study, OMB No. 0915–xxxx—[New]." The information collection will be used to examine Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Program impacts on children/adolescents and their families/caregivers, including changes in children's and adolescents' and their families'/caregivers' access to behavioral health care; their subsequent receipt and utilization of behavioral health care, including culturally and linguistically appropriate care; related behavioral health impacts; and monetary and societal cost-benefits. Comments are due by April 8, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 6, 2024 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs from February 27-29, 2024. The Committee will provide advice and guidance to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters relating to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Native American Veterans. The agenda will include, among other things, updates on the Native American Direct Loan Program; homeless programs; Choctaw Nation Behavioral Health/VA Staff Sergeant Fox Grant for suicide prevention, family counseling, women's domestic violence program; the Tribal Veteran Service Officer Representation Expansion Project; Reimbursement Agreement Program/Tribal Health Programs/Purchase Referred Care expansion; claims clinic events in Indian Country; and the VA Office of Connected Care.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 21, 2024 - Announcement of a new program for farmers and their families offering anonymous wellness services and support. The program includes a moderated online community including sub-communities for various agriculture sectors as well as other support services.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation