Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Proposed Projects: Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project Baseline Data Collection, 40370 [05-13713]

Download as PDF 40370 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 13, 2005 / Notices 770–488–2553. E-mail: FLochner@cdc.gov. For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact: Angela Webb, Grants Management Specialist, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: 770–488–2784. Fax: 770–488–2777. E-mail: aqw6@cdc.gov. VIII. Other Information This and other CDC funding opportunity announcements can be found on the CDC Web site, Internet address: www.cdc.gov. Click on ‘‘Funding’’ then ‘‘Grants and Cooperative Agreements.’’ Dated: July 7, 2005. William P. Nichols, Director, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–13734 Filed 7–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Proposed Projects: Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project Baseline Data Collection OMB No.: New collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has launched a new demonstration and evaluation called the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project. The first large-scale, multi-site, multi-year, rigorous test of marriage skills programs for low-income married couples, the project is motivated by research that indicates that married adults, and children raised by their married parents, do better on a host of outcomes. Supporting Healthy Marriage is designed to inform program operators and policymakers of the most effective ways to help couples strengthen and maintain healthy marriages. In particular, the project will measure the effectiveness of programs that provide instruction and support to improve relationship skills. This collection is a baseline survey of study participants. The baseline data collection will serve several key functions in the SHM study. It will help describe the population being served, which will be useful to the programs being studied, to other marriage education program providers, and to policy makers who seek to understand the characteristics of couples that are interested in marriage education services. It will allow the SHM team to define and conduct analyses of key subgroups, addressing the key study question of who benefits most and least from marriage education services. A baseline data collection will also allow the research team to conduct analyses using pre- and post-intervention measures. Lastly, the baseline data collection is an opportunity to collect participant contact information, to check the validity of random assignment, to assess the quality of survey data and attrition, and to increase the precision of estimated impacts. Respondents: The target population of the SHM study is low-income married couples with children. Both members of the couple must be over 18 and both must volunteer to participate in the program. The respondents for the Supporting Healthy Marriage Project Baseline Data Collection will be participants in the SHM study. This will include both those receiving SHM program services and those in the SHM study control group. The respondents will be both spouses of 1,000 lowincome married couples (2,000 respondents) in each of up to eight demonstration sites. The total number of respondents could be up to 16,000. The study team will conduct participant intake over the course of two years, thus yielding about 8,000 respondents per year. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent (min) Average burden hours per response (min) Eligibility Checklist ........................................................................................... Informed Consent Form ................................................................................... Baseline Information Form .............................................................................. Self-Administered Questionnaire ..................................................................... Contact Information Form ................................................................................ 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 1 1 1 1 1 5 10 10 15 10 667 1,333 1,333 2,000 1,333 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: ................................................ ........................ ........................ 50 6,666 Instrument 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: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:40 Jul 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 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: July 7, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; 
Proposed Projects: Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project Baseline 
Data Collection

    OMB No.: New collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has launched a new 
demonstration and evaluation called the Supporting Healthy Marriage 
(SHM) Project. The first large-scale, multi-site, multi-year, rigorous 
test of marriage skills programs for low-income married couples, the 
project is motivated by research that indicates that married adults, 
and children raised by their married parents, do better on a host of 
outcomes. Supporting Healthy Marriage is designed to inform program 
operators and policymakers of the most effective ways to help couples 
strengthen and maintain healthy marriages. In particular, the project 
will measure the effectiveness of programs that provide instruction and 
support to improve relationship skills.
    This collection is a baseline survey of study participants. The 
baseline data collection will serve several key functions in the SHM 
study. It will help describe the population being served, which will be 
useful to the programs being studied, to other marriage education 
program providers, and to policy makers who seek to understand the 
characteristics of couples that are interested in marriage education 
services. It will allow the SHM team to define and conduct analyses of 
key sub-groups, addressing the key study question of who benefits most 
and least from marriage education services. A baseline data collection 
will also allow the research team to conduct analyses using pre- and 
post-intervention measures. Lastly, the baseline data collection is an 
opportunity to collect participant contact information, to check the 
validity of random assignment, to assess the quality of survey data and 
attrition, and to increase the precision of estimated impacts.
    Respondents: The target population of the SHM study is low-income 
married couples with children. Both members of the couple must be over 
18 and both must volunteer to participate in the program. The 
respondents for the Supporting Healthy Marriage Project Baseline Data 
Collection will be participants in the SHM study. This will include 
both those receiving SHM program services and those in the SHM study 
control group. The respondents will be both spouses of 1,000 low-income 
married couples (2,000 respondents) in each of up to eight 
demonstration sites. The total number of respondents could be up to 
16,000. The study team will conduct participant intake over the course 
of two years, thus yielding about 8,000 respondents per year.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of
                                                     Number of     responses per  Average burden   Total burden
                   Instrument                       respondents     respondent       hours per         hours
                                                                       (min)      response (min)
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Eligibility Checklist...........................           8,000               1               5             667
Informed Consent Form...........................           8,000               1              10           1,333
Baseline Information Form.......................           8,000               1              10           1,333
Self-Administered Questionnaire.................           8,000               1              15           2,000
Contact Information Form........................           8,000               1              10           1,333
                                                 -----------------
      Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:......  ..............  ..............              50           6,666
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    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: July 7, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
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