Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 7745-7746 [05-2825]

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Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) is the most ambitious, comprehensive effort to learn what works in this area to date and is explicitly designed to build on previous and ongoing research by rigorously testing a wide variety of approaches to promote employment and improve family functioning and child well-being. The HtE project will ‘‘conduct a multisite evaluation that studies the implementation issues, program design, net impact and benefit-costs of selected programs’’ 1 designed to help Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, former TANF recipients or low-income parents who are hard-toemploy. The project is sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The evaluation involves an experimental, random assignment design in up to five sites (four are confirmed), testing a diverse set of strategies to promote employment for low-income parents who face serious obstacles to employment. The four include: (1) Intensive care management to facilitate the use of evidence-based treatment for major depression among parents receiving Medicaid in Rhode Island; (2) job readiness training, worksite placements, job coaching, job development aNd other training opportunities for recent parolees in New York City; (3) pre-employment services and transitional employment for longterm TANF participants in Philadelphia; and (4) home- and center-based care for low-income families who have young children or are expecting in Kansas and Missouri. The latter is a two-generation test, designed to help the children and their parents. 1 From the Department of Health and Human Services RFP No.: 233–01–0012. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7745 Over the next several years, the HtE project will generate a wealth of rigorous data on implementation, effects and costs of these alternative approaches. The follow-up surveys will be used for the following purposes: • To study the extent to which different HtE approaches impact employment, earnings, income, welfare dependence and the presence or persistence of employment barriers; • To study how different HtE strategies impact child well-being, when programs are directed toward parents and when they are designed to target both generations; • To collect data on a wider range of outcome measures than is available through Welfare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, the Criminal Justice System or Unemployment Insurance records in order to understand the family circumstances and attributes and situations that contribute to the difficulties in finding employment; job retention and job quality; educational attainment; interactions with and knowledge of the HtE program; household composition; child care; transportation; health care; income; physical and mental health problems; substance abuse; domestic violence; and criminal history. • To conduct non-experimental analyses to explain participation decisions and provide a descriptive picture of the circumstances of individuals who are hard-to-employ; • To obtain participation information important to the evaluation’s benefitcost component; and to obtain contact information for possible future followup, which will be important to achieving high response rates for additional surveys. Materials for the HtE baseline survey were previously submitted to OMB on April 29, 2003, and a revised packet for the Rhode Island site was submitted on April 7, 2004. Both submissions have been approved by OMB. The purpose of this submission is to introduce the five survey instruments that will be used to collect follow-up data in the four confirmed sites. These are as follows: 1. A 6-month follow-up survey in Rhode Island (Mental Health Test); 2. A 15-month follow-up survey in Rhode Island (Mental Health Test); 3. A 12-month follow-up survey in New York City (Recent Parolees); 4. A 12-month follow-up survey in Philadelphia (Transitional Employment for long-term TANF participants); and 5. A 12-month follow-up survey in Kansas and Missouri (Two Generation Test). E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 7746 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 15, 2005 / Notices Respondents: The respondents to these follow-up surveys will be lowincome individuals from the five states represented by the four sites currently participating in the HtE Project: Kansas, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Many will be current or former TANF participants, and many will be current or former recipients of site, respondents will have completed a more detailed baseline survey, which is required to establish baseline measures of depression and related conditions. The annual burden estimates are detailed below, and the substantive content of each survey are detailed in the supporting statement. Medicaid. These populations are at heightened risk for all of the barriers that cause people to be hard-to-employ. Prior to these follow-up surveys, basic demographic information for all survey respondents will have been obtained wherever possible from the existing automated systems or brief baseline information forms. In the Rhode Island ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Rhode Island, 6–month ................................... Rhode Island, 15–month ................................. New York City, 12–month ............................... Philadelphia, 12–month .................................. Kansas/Missouri, 12–month ............................ Number of responses per respondent 734 734 1,000 750 680 1 1 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response 38 45 32 25 45 minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours. 2,371.20 ACF, E-mail address: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. Additional Information Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families. Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: February 8, 2005 Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2825 Filed 2–14–05; 8:45 am] OMB Comment OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for or or or or or Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Title: Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP). OMB No.: 0970–0155. Description: The Program Instruction, prepared in response to the enactment of the Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (administratively known as the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP)), as set forth in Title II of Pub. L. 108–36, Child .63 .75 .53 .42 .75 hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs Total burden hours ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... 464.87 550.50 533.33 312.50 510.00 Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendments of 2003, provides direction to the States and Territories to accomplish the purposes of (1) supporting community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand and, where appropriate, to network initiatives aimed at the prevention of child abuse and neglect and to support networks of coordinated resources and activities to better strengthen and support families to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect; and (2) fostering an understanding, appreciation and knowledge of diverse populations in order to be effective in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect. This Program Instruction contains information collection requirements that are found in Pub. L. 108–36 at Sections 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, and pursuant to receiving a grant award. The information submitted will be used by the agency to ensure compliance with the statute, complete the calculation of the grant award entitlement, and provide training and technical assistance to the grantee. Respondents: State Government. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Application ....................................................................................................... Annual Report .................................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours 3,328 In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and VerDate jul<14>2003 17:50 Feb 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 52 52 Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response 40 24 Total burden hours 2,080 1,248 comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: DHHS/ACF/ASPE/DOL Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ 
Demonstration and Evaluation Project Follow-up Surveys.
    OMB No.: 0970-0251.
    Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ 
Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) is the most ambitious, 
comprehensive effort to learn what works in this area to date and is 
explicitly designed to build on previous and ongoing research by 
rigorously testing a wide variety of approaches to promote employment 
and improve family functioning and child well-being. The HtE project 
will ``conduct a multi-site evaluation that studies the implementation 
issues, program design, net impact and benefit-costs of selected 
programs'' \1\ designed to help Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 
(TANF) recipients, former TANF recipients or low-income parents who are 
hard-to-employ. The project is sponsored by the Office of Planning, 
Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and 
Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
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    \1\ From the Department of Health and Human Services RFP No.: 
233-01-0012.
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    The evaluation involves an experimental, random assignment design 
in up to five sites (four are confirmed), testing a diverse set of 
strategies to promote employment for low-income parents who face 
serious obstacles to employment. The four include: (1) Intensive care 
management to facilitate the use of evidence-based treatment for major 
depression among parents receiving Medicaid in Rhode Island; (2) job 
readiness training, worksite placements, job coaching, job development 
aNd other training opportunities for recent parolees in New York City; 
(3) pre-employment services and transitional employment for long-term 
TANF participants in Philadelphia; and (4) home- and center-based care 
for low-income families who have young children or are expecting in 
Kansas and Missouri. The latter is a two-generation test, designed to 
help the children and their parents.
    Over the next several years, the HtE project will generate a wealth 
of rigorous data on implementation, effects and costs of these 
alternative approaches. The follow-up surveys will be used for the 
following purposes:
     To study the extent to which different HtE approaches 
impact employment, earnings, income, welfare dependence and the 
presence or persistence of employment barriers;
     To study how different HtE strategies impact child well-
being, when programs are directed toward parents and when they are 
designed to target both generations;
     To collect data on a wider range of outcome measures than 
is available through Welfare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, 
the Criminal Justice System or Unemployment Insurance records in order 
to understand the family circumstances and attributes and situations 
that contribute to the difficulties in finding employment; job 
retention and job quality; educational attainment; interactions with 
and knowledge of the HtE program; household composition; child care; 
transportation; health care; income; physical and mental health 
problems; substance abuse; domestic violence; and criminal history.
     To conduct non-experimental analyses to explain 
participation decisions and provide a descriptive picture of the 
circumstances of individuals who are hard-to-employ;
     To obtain participation information important to the 
evaluation's benefit-cost component; and to obtain contact information 
for possible future follow-up, which will be important to achieving 
high response rates for additional surveys.
    Materials for the HtE baseline survey were previously submitted to 
OMB on April 29, 2003, and a revised packet for the Rhode Island site 
was submitted on April 7, 2004. Both submissions have been approved by 
OMB.
    The purpose of this submission is to introduce the five survey 
instruments that will be used to collect follow-up data in the four 
confirmed sites. These are as follows:
    1. A 6-month follow-up survey in Rhode Island (Mental Health Test);
    2. A 15-month follow-up survey in Rhode Island (Mental Health 
Test);
    3. A 12-month follow-up survey in New York City (Recent Parolees);
    4. A 12-month follow-up survey in Philadelphia (Transitional 
Employment for long-term TANF participants); and
    5. A 12-month follow-up survey in Kansas and Missouri (Two 
Generation Test).

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    Respondents: The respondents to these follow-up surveys will be 
low-income individuals from the five states represented by the four 
sites currently participating in the HtE Project: Kansas, Missouri, New 
York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Many will be current or former 
TANF participants, and many will be current or former recipients of 
Medicaid. These populations are at heightened risk for all of the 
barriers that cause people to be hard-to-employ.
    Prior to these follow-up surveys, basic demographic information for 
all survey respondents will have been obtained wherever possible from 
the existing automated systems or brief baseline information forms. In 
the Rhode Island site, respondents will have completed a more detailed 
baseline survey, which is required to establish baseline measures of 
depression and related conditions.
    The annual burden estimates are detailed below, and the substantive 
content of each survey are detailed in the supporting statement.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                           Number of
              Instrument                   Number of     responses per    Average burden  hours    Total burden
                                          respondents     respondent          per  response            hours
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Rhode Island, 6-month.................             734               1  38 minutes or .63 hrs...          464.87
Rhode Island, 15-month................             734               1  45 minutes or .75 hrs...          550.50
New York City, 12-month...............           1,000               1  32 minutes or .53 hrs...          533.33
Philadelphia, 12-month................             750               1  25 minutes or .42 hrs...          312.50
Kansas/Missouri, 12-month.............             680               1  45 minutes or .75 hrs...          510.00
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours. 2,371.20

Additional Information

    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the 
Administration for Children and Families. Office of Administration, 
Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests 
should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail 
address: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov.

OMB Comment

    OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of 
information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document 
in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having 
its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. 
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of 
Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer 
for ACF, E-mail address: Katherine--T.--Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: February 8, 2005
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-2825 Filed 2-14-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M