Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 10695 [E6-2943]

Download as PDF 10695 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 41 / Thursday, March 2, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Health Law 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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. Proposed Project: Assessment of the State Maternal and Child Health Comprehensive Systems Grant (SECCS) Program (NEW) HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is conducting an assessment of MCHB’s State Maternal and Child Health Comprehensive Systems Grant (SECCS) Program. The purpose of the SECCS Program is to support state and local communities in their efforts to build comprehensive and coordinated early childhood service systems and to increase the leadership and participation of State MCH Title V programs in multi-agency early childhood systems development initiatives. The SECCS funding is offered to states, jurisdictions, or Territory Title V agencies in two stages: Planning and Implementation. This assessment will only focus on Implementation Grantees awarded in 2005 (approximately 18 grantees) and 2006 (approximately 42 grantees). The purpose of the assessment is to determine: (1) Progress of implementation grantees in meeting the goals and objectives set forth in their plans developed during the planning phase and in building program infrastructure and capacity to improve early childhood services in their states/ jurisdictions/territories, (2) programmatic, policy, and systemic barriers and facilitators that affect program implementation, and (3) quality and effectiveness of the technical assistance (TA) provided to the grantees. The results of the assessment will provide MCHB with timely feedback on the achievements of the SECCS Program and identify Number of respondents Cohort potential areas for improvement, which will inform program planning and operational decisions. As part of the study, all implementation grantees will be asked to complete a Minimum Data Set (MDS) survey, which will primarily include closed-ended questions addressing grantees’ progress in achieving the requirements outlined in the implementation grant guidance. The MDS will primarily capture quantitative data on implementation grantees’ progress in increasing the State MCH Program’s role and leadership in multiagency early childhood systems development initiatives and building partnerships and system capacity to improve early childhood services in their States. This survey will supplement and enhance the MCHB’s current data collection efforts by providing a quantifiable, standardized, systematic mechanism for collecting information across the funded implementation grantees. For the 2005 cohort of implementation grantees, the MDS will be administered once in 2006 to gather baseline data, and again in the second year of implementation (2007) to gather follow-up data on progress made. For the 2006 cohort of grantees, the MDS will be administered once in 2007. Respondents: The SECCS implementation grantees (Title V agencies) funded in 2005 and 2006 will be the primary respondents of the instrument. Approximately 60 implementation grantees will respond to the MDS survey. The estimated response burden is as follows: Responses per respondent Hours per response Total hour burden 2005 Cohort ..................................................................................................... 2006 Cohort ..................................................................................................... 18 42 2 1 2 2 72 84 Total ................................................................................................... 60 3 ........................ 156 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 23, 2006. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–2943 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Mar 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Health Law 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call 
the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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.

Proposed Project: Assessment of the State Maternal and Child Health 
Comprehensive Systems Grant (SECCS) Program (NEW)

    HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is conducting an 
assessment of MCHB's State Maternal and Child Health Comprehensive 
Systems Grant (SECCS) Program. The purpose of the SECCS Program is to 
support state and local communities in their efforts to build 
comprehensive and coordinated early childhood service systems and to 
increase the leadership and participation of State MCH Title V programs 
in multi-agency early childhood systems development initiatives.
    The SECCS funding is offered to states, jurisdictions, or Territory 
Title V agencies in two stages: Planning and Implementation. This 
assessment will only focus on Implementation Grantees awarded in 2005 
(approximately 18 grantees) and 2006 (approximately 42 grantees). The 
purpose of the assessment is to determine: (1) Progress of 
implementation grantees in meeting the goals and objectives set forth 
in their plans developed during the planning phase and in building 
program infrastructure and capacity to improve early childhood services 
in their states/jurisdictions/territories, (2) programmatic, policy, 
and systemic barriers and facilitators that affect program 
implementation, and (3) quality and effectiveness of the technical 
assistance (TA) provided to the grantees. The results of the assessment 
will provide MCHB with timely feedback on the achievements of the SECCS 
Program and identify potential areas for improvement, which will inform 
program planning and operational decisions.
    As part of the study, all implementation grantees will be asked to 
complete a Minimum Data Set (MDS) survey, which will primarily include 
closed-ended questions addressing grantees' progress in achieving the 
requirements outlined in the implementation grant guidance. The MDS 
will primarily capture quantitative data on implementation grantees' 
progress in increasing the State MCH Program's role and leadership in 
multi-agency early childhood systems development initiatives and 
building partnerships and system capacity to improve early childhood 
services in their States.
    This survey will supplement and enhance the MCHB's current data 
collection efforts by providing a quantifiable, standardized, 
systematic mechanism for collecting information across the funded 
implementation grantees. For the 2005 cohort of implementation 
grantees, the MDS will be administered once in 2006 to gather baseline 
data, and again in the second year of implementation (2007) to gather 
follow-up data on progress made. For the 2006 cohort of grantees, the 
MDS will be administered once in 2007.
    Respondents: The SECCS implementation grantees (Title V agencies) 
funded in 2005 and 2006 will be the primary respondents of the 
instrument. Approximately 60 implementation grantees will respond to 
the MDS survey. The estimated response burden is as follows:

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                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per      Total hour
                     Cohort                         respondents     respondent       response         burden
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2005 Cohort.....................................              18               2               2              72
2006 Cohort.....................................              42               1               2              84
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    Total.......................................              60               3  ..............             156
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    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 
notice.

    Dated: February 23, 2006.
Tina M. Cheatham,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E6-2943 Filed 3-1-06; 8:45 am]
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