Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 29317-29318 [05-10125]

Download as PDF 29317 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 64,075. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 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 comments may be forwarded 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. E-mail address: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: May 16, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–10124 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Evaluation of the Refugee Social Service (RSS) and Targeted Assistance Formula Grant (TAB) Programs: Data Collection. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds the Refugee Social Services (RSS) and Targeted Assistance Formula Grant (TAG) programs, which are designed to help refugees achieve economic success quickly following their arrival in the U.S. through employment services, English-language instruction, vocational training, and other social services. ORR is sponsoring a project to (1) conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of ORR employability services through RSS and TAG, and (2) propose options for institutionalizing ongoing evaluation and performance assessment into the programs. ORR is requesting OMB clearance for three methods of information collection: (1) Interviews with state and local refugee program administrators and service providers in three sites to learn about service delivery and organizational arrangements, and with a small number of local employers who work with RSS- and TAG-funded service providers to learn about their experiences with the programs; (2) A sample of 1,125 refugees to collect data on refugees’ employment and earnings outcomes; (3) Two to three focus groups with seven to ten program clients in each of the three sites to obtain customer perspectives of the services they received and their adjustment experiences. Respondents: (1) Interviews will be conducted with three state refugee coordinators, voluntary agency (VOLAG) and Mutual Assistance Association (MAA) staff, local RSS and TAG service providers, and employers who employ significant numbers of refugees. (2) The respondents of the survey are refugees who have been in the United States for fewer than five years, and, thus, are eligible for RSS and TAG services. The survey relies on a mixed-mode data collection method that involves both telephone and in-person interviews. If individuals cannot be reached by phone, an attempt will be made to contact them in person. Approximately 900 of the 1,125 refugees sampled will complete the survey over a nine-week period. (3) Respondents of the focus groups will include refugees who have received RSS-and TAG-funded services. Approximately 70 refugees will participate in the focus groups. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Interviews with program staff ........................................................................... Interviews with employers ................................................................................ Survey of refugees .......................................................................................... Focus group with program clients ................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 674. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 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 comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 60 12 900 70 Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response 1 2 0.5 2 Total burden hours 60 24 450 140 whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 29318 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: May 16, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–10125 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Form ACF–IV–E–1: Title IV–E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Financial Report. OMB No.: 0970–0205. Description: State agencies administer the Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Programs under Title IV–E of the Social Security Act. The Administration for Children and Families provides Federal funding at the rate of 50 percent for most of the administrative costs and at other rates for other specific categories of costs as detailed in Federal statute and regulations. This form is submitted quarterly by each State to estimate the funding needs for the upcoming fiscal quarter and to report expenditures for the fiscal quarter just ended. This form is also used to provide annual budget projections from each State. The information collected in this report is used by this agency to calculate quarterly Federal grant awards and to enable this agency to submit budget requests to Congress through the Department and to enable oversight of the financial management of the programs. Respondents: State agencies (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) administering the Foster Care and Adoption Assistance programs under Title IV–E of the Social Security Act. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Form ACF–IV–E–1 .......................................................................................... 52 4 17 3,536. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,536. In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 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 comments may be forwarded 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. E-mail address: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collection; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: May 16, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–10126 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Family and Youth Services Bureau Administration on Children, Youth and Families Funding Opportunity Title: Community-Based Abstinence Education. Announcement Type: Initial. Funding Opportunity Number: HHS– 2005–ACF–ACYF–AE–0099. CFDA Number: 93.010. Due Date for Applications: June 20, 2005. Executive Summary: The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications to provide support to public and private entities for the development and implementation of the Community-Based Abstinence Education Program for adolescents, ages 12 through 18, in communities across the country. 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Funding Opportunity Description The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications to provide support to public and private entities for the development and implementation of the CommunityBased Abstinence Education Program for adolescents, ages 12 through 18, in communities across the country. This funding opportunity targets the implementation of community-based abstinence educational programs designed to: (a) Reduce the proportion of adolescents who engage in premarital sexual activity, including but not limited to sexual intercourse; (b) reduce E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Evaluation of the Refugee Social Service (RSS) and Targeted 
Assistance Formula Grant (TAB) Programs: Data Collection.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds the Refugee 
Social Services (RSS) and Targeted Assistance Formula Grant (TAG) 
programs, which are designed to help refugees achieve economic success 
quickly following their arrival in the U.S. through employment 
services, English-language instruction, vocational training, and other 
social services. ORR is sponsoring a project to (1) conduct a 
comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of ORR employability 
services through RSS and TAG, and (2) propose options for 
institutionalizing ongoing evaluation and performance assessment into 
the programs.
    ORR is requesting OMB clearance for three methods of information 
collection: (1) Interviews with state and local refugee program 
administrators and service providers in three sites to learn about 
service delivery and organizational arrangements, and with a small 
number of local employers who work with RSS- and TAG-funded service 
providers to learn about their experiences with the programs; (2) A 
sample of 1,125 refugees to collect data on refugees' employment and 
earnings outcomes; (3) Two to three focus groups with seven to ten 
program clients in each of the three sites to obtain customer 
perspectives of the services they received and their adjustment 
experiences.
    Respondents: (1) Interviews will be conducted with three state 
refugee coordinators, voluntary agency (VOLAG) and Mutual Assistance 
Association (MAA) staff, local RSS and TAG service providers, and 
employers who employ significant numbers of refugees. (2) The 
respondents of the survey are refugees who have been in the United 
States for fewer than five years, and, thus, are eligible for RSS and 
TAG services. The survey relies on a mixed-mode data collection method 
that involves both telephone and in-person interviews. If individuals 
cannot be reached by phone, an attempt will be made to contact them in 
person. Approximately 900 of the 1,125 refugees sampled will complete 
the survey over a nine-week period.
    (3) Respondents of the focus groups will include refugees who have 
received RSS-and TAG-funded services. Approximately 70 refugees will 
participate in the focus groups.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of    responses  per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Interviews with program staff...................              60               1               1              60
Interviews with employers.......................              12               1               2              24
Survey of refugees..............................             900               1             0.5             450
Focus group with program clients................              70               1               2             140
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 674.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
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 comments may be forwarded 
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. E-mail 
address: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by 
the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to

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comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: May 16, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-10125 Filed 5-19-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M