Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 10364-10365 [05-4151]

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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing VerDate jul<14>2003 16:38 Mar 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the proposed renewal of its AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress Report (OMB Control Number 3045– 0043), The previously approved Progress Report will expire on May 31, 2005. This reinstatement with changes reflects the Corporation’s intent to modify selected sections of the collection instrument to reflect changes in data considered ‘‘core reporting’’ information to meet a variety of needs, including adding new data elements as needed to ensure information collection captures appropriate data for the Corporation’s required performance measurement and other reporting. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section by May 2, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attn. Carol Rogers, Senior Program Specialist, Room 9201, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 6010 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 565–2789, Attention Ms. Carol Rogers, Senior Program Specialist. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: crogers@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rogers (202) 606–5000, ext. 419, or by e-mail at crogers@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and, • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background The Progress Report (PPR) was designed to assure that AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors address and fulfill legislated program purposes, meet agency program management and grant requirements, and assess progress toward project plan goals agreed upon in the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement. Current Action The Corporation seeks to revise the previously used PPR to: (a) Enhance data elements collected via this information collection tool; (b) migrate the paper version of the form to the Corporation’s electronic grants management system, eGrants; and (c) establish reporting periods consistent with the Corporation’s integrated grants management and reporting policies. The Corporation anticipates making available to all AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors and grantees a revised PPR by April 1, 2005. The revised PPR will be used by AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors and grantees the report progress toward accomplishing work plan goals and objectives, reporting actual outcomes related to self-nominated performance measures meeting challenges encountered, describing significant activities, and requesting technical assistance. Submission requirements are proposed to remain unchanged: All projects will submit the PPR quarterly. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress Report. OMB Number: 3045–0043. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsoring organizations, site supervisors, and members. E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 41 / Thursday, March 3, 2005 / Notices Total Respondents: 1300. Frequency: Quarterly. Average Time Per Response: 14.7 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 19,110 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 27, 2005. Kathleen Ferguson, Acting Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA. [FR Doc. 05–4151 Filed 3–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of its Engaging Persons with Disabilities in National and Community Service Application Instructions using the Corporation’s Electronic Application System, eGrants. Completion of the Engaging Persons with Disabilities in National and Community Service Application Instructions is required to be considered for funding. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:38 Mar 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by May 2, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Grants Policy and Operations; Attention Ms. Marci Hunn, Program Officer; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 6010 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 565–2787, Attention Ms. Marci Hunn, Program Officer. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: DisabilityOutreach@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marci Hunn, (202) 606–5000, ext. 280 or by e-mail at DisabilityOutreach@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). DATES: Description The purpose of this grant competition is to engage persons with disabilities in national and community service programs. Through Congressional appropriations, this competition was established to fund innovative national or regional partnership models in which organizations serving the disability community connect with volunteer and community service organizations or PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10365 educational institutions to engage more Americans with disabilities in national and community service. This information collection contains application instructions to apply for funding under the Engaging Persons with Disabilities in National and Community Service competition. Background The Application Instructions are completed by applicant organizations interested in supporting an Engaging Persons with Disabilities in National and Community Service grant program. The application is completed electronically by using the Corporation’s Web-based system, eGrants. Current Action The Corporation seeks to renew and revise application instructions for Engaging Persons with Disabilities in National and Community Service Application Instructions using the eGrants system. When revised, the application will include additional instructions to clarify narrative and work plan sections; will contain an updated list of ‘‘Service Categories’’ used by applicants to identify the types of needs the national service participants will meet; and will contain current references used in the grants management system. The application will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. Type of Review: New information collection; currently approved through emergency clearance. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Engaging Persons with Disabilities in National and Community Service Application Instructions. OMB Number: 3045–0106. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Eligible applicants to the Corporation for funding for Engaging Persons with Disabilities in National and Community Service grants. Total Respondents: 120. Frequency: Annual. Average Time Per Response: Ten (10) hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,200 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 41 (Thursday, March 3, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10364-10365]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4151]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed renewal of its AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress Report (OMB 
Control Number 3045-0043), The previously approved Progress Report will 
expire on May 31, 2005.
    This reinstatement with changes reflects the Corporation's intent 
to modify selected sections of the collection instrument to reflect 
changes in data considered ``core reporting'' information to meet a 
variety of needs, including adding new data elements as needed to 
ensure information collection captures appropriate data for the 
Corporation's required performance measurement and other reporting.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section by May 2, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, Attn. Carol Rogers, Senior Program Specialist, Room 9201, 1201 
New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom at 
Room 6010 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.
    (3) By fax to: (202) 565-2789, Attention Ms. Carol Rogers, Senior 
Program Specialist.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
crogers@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rogers (202) 606-5000, ext. 419, 
or by e-mail at crogers@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested 
in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Corporation, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and,
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses).

Background

    The Progress Report (PPR) was designed to assure that 
AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors address and fulfill legislated program 
purposes, meet agency program management and grant requirements, and 
assess progress toward project plan goals agreed upon in the signing of 
the Memorandum of Agreement.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to revise the previously used PPR to: (a) 
Enhance data elements collected via this information collection tool; 
(b) migrate the paper version of the form to the Corporation's 
electronic grants management system, eGrants; and (c) establish 
reporting periods consistent with the Corporation's integrated grants 
management and reporting policies.
    The Corporation anticipates making available to all 
AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors and grantees a revised PPR by April 1, 2005.
    The revised PPR will be used by AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors and 
grantees the report progress toward accomplishing work plan goals and 
objectives, reporting actual outcomes related to self-nominated 
performance measures meeting challenges encountered, describing 
significant activities, and requesting technical assistance. Submission 
requirements are proposed to remain unchanged: All projects will submit 
the PPR quarterly.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress Report.
    OMB Number: 3045-0043.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsoring organizations, site 
supervisors, and members.

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    Total Respondents: 1300.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Average Time Per Response: 14.7 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 19,110 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: February 27, 2005.
Kathleen Ferguson,
Acting Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA.
[FR Doc. 05-4151 Filed 3-2-05; 8:45 am]
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