Archive[Federal Register: February 11, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 28)]
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NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR REINVENTING GOVERNMENT
BOOST FOR KIDS: Better Opportunities and Outcomes Starting Today
Performance Partnerships With State and Local Government for Results for Children Authority Citation: Non-statutory, President's Budget for FY 2000
All of our children deserve to grow up healthy, secure and able to realize their full potential. Vice President Al Gore has created a strong federal team to work with innovative local and State partners to get better results for children. This team will work to minimize administrative barriers and maximize how resources are used to get the best results for children.
The "Boost For Kids" Initiative will recognize the leadership of innovative States and localities that are improving the lives of their communities' children. Boost For Kids will work with them to reinvent how programs are administered to give people at the local level greater flexibility to improve the lives of all of their children. The initiative builds on meetings that Vice President Gore has had with families and communities across the country and at the "Family Re- Union," an annual discussion of public policy from the perspective of families that he moderates in Nashville, Tennessee.
We are seeking to form up to 10 performance partnerships with State and local governments that are working together to enhance positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. These partnerships will permit leading local and State partners to work together with Federal representatives to:
What Are the Benefits to States and Communities?This initiative will not provide additional Federal funds; it will support efforts by all levels of government to cut red tape, integrate services and use current funding more effectively. It will:
Who Can Apply To Be a Partner?Expressions of interest can be submitted by any of the following: the head of a local collaborative that includes appropriate local government representation, the head of the local government, or a key local government agency head. For smaller jurisdictions, local governments can submit combined applications. Evidence of partnership with State government must be clear.
How Does My Community Express Interest in Boost For Kids?Potential partners should submit a brief Expression of Interest. To minimize any burden, try to keep submissions under ten pages in length. Use existing plans and documents wherever possible.
The Federal Steering Committee will select partners based on:
Federal Partners:Boost For Kids is led by a Federal Steering Committee which includes the following Federal partners: the Departments of Education; Health and Human Services; Housing and Urban Development; and Justice; the Federal Geographic Data Committee; the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal Interagency Forum on Family and Child Statistics; Food and Nutrition Services, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, and the Office of Management and Budget.
Expressions of interest in partnerships must be received by close of business on March 12, 1999. They may be submitted by mail, fax or electronically to: Boost For Kids, National Partnership for Reinventing Government, Suite 200, 750 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 632-0390 (fax), Boost4Kids@NPR.gov
For further information, please contact Pamela Johnson Pamela.Johnson@NPR.GOV, (202) 694-0011 or Ann Segal firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 690-7858. Pamela R. Johnson, Deputy Director, National Partnership for Reinventing Government.
[FR Doc. 99-3410 Filed 2-10-99; 8:45 am]
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