State plan amendments – FAQ’s from the Field
Q. What are amendments?
A. Substantive changes to a
goal in the current state plan.
Q. What does substantive mean?
An addition or deletion of a goal, or a change in the wording of a current goal that alters the original intent and focus of the goal.
Q. Is a public comment period required?
A. YES! A 45-day public comment period is required.
Q. Am I too late to think about an amendment?
A. No, not necessarily. But it will depend on when the Council meets and approves the amendment to be released for public comment. For example: The due date for amendments will be
August 15, 2018. The next consideration is the public comment period - 45 days from the due date would be July 1, 2018. However, using this timeline provides the Council and Council staff no time to review and consider the comments that may be provided by the public. With this in mind, the Council timeline should factor time needed to review and consider comments. If the comments are significant and the Council makes a decision to adjust the amended goal again, another public comment period is necessary.
PPR submission update
– There is no new information about a firm due date for submitting the PPR in the ACL Reporting System.
If your Council needs one-on-one assistance, please contact the ITACC staff assigned to your Council:
AK, AS, AZ, CA, CNMI, CO, GU, HI, IA, ID, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, VI, WA, WI, WY
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV
Several Councils have asked if they can develop and disseminate their 2017 Annual Report prior to submitting the PPR to AIDD. The short answer is YES! Just a quick reminder – Councils will report the methods they used to disseminate their annual report in the PPR (don’t forget alternate formats!).