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Notice of Public Meeting of the Mississippi Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Hear Testimony on Civil Rights Concerns Relating to Distribution of Federal Child Care Subsidies in Mississippi

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Announcement of meeting.


Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Mississippi Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. CST for the purpose of hearing testimony on civil rights concerns relating to potential disparities in the distribution of federal child care subsidies in Mississippi on the basis of race or color. The committee previously approved a project proposal on the topic in February and plan to hold the public meeting and gather more testimony on the topic May 13, 2015, in Jackson, MS. The testimony heard during this meeting will be preliminary testimony primarily from academics and national experts to provide background to the Committee on the issues.

Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 888-359-3627, conference ID: 5121265. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-977-8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number.

Member of the public are also invited and welcomed to make statements at the end of the conference call. In addition, members of the public may submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by May 29, 2015. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353-8324, or emailed to Administrative Assistant, Carolyn Allen at Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353-8311.

Records and documents discussed during the meeting for public viewing prior to the meeting and will be available at​committee/​meetings.aspx?​cid=​257 and clicking on the “Meeting Details” and “Documents” links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission's Web site,, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address.


Welcome and Introductions

1:30 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.

Susan Glisson, Chair

Panel Presentations on Childcare Subsidies in MS

1:35 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Session with MS Advisory Committee

2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Open Comment

2:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. CST.

Public Call Information:

Dial: 888-359-3627

Conference ID: 5121265

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Dated: April 3, 2015.

David Mussatt,

Chief, Regional Programs Unit.

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[FR Doc. 2015-08096 Filed 4-8-15; 8:45 am]