Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 28870-28871 [06-4634]

Download as PDF 28870 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 96 / Thursday, May 18, 2006 / Notices In addition, ACF is requesting comments on plans to begin data collection and conduct an evaluation of a fifth independent living program using a randomized experimental design. Youth aged 18–21 will be interviewed at three points during the evaluation period. Program administrators, staff, and youth will participate in interviews, observations, and focus groups conducted during the program site visits. Respondents: Youth, caseworkers, program administrators, and staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATE Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Ongoing Study Sites Baseline: Youth interview ......................................................................................... Caseworker survey ................................................................................... First Follow Up: Your interview ........................................................................................... Caseworker survey ................................................................................... Program Site visit ..................................................................................... Second Follow Up: Youth interview ......................................................................................... 98 4 1 19 1.5 .5 147 38 177 4 50 1 36 1 1.5 .5 1.5 266 72 75 370 1 1.5 555 250 80 1 1 1.5 1.5 375 120 213 50 1 1 1.5 1.5 320 75 200 1 1.5 300 New (5th) Study Site wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Baseline: Youth interview ......................................................................................... Program site visit ...................................................................................... First Follow Up: Youth interview ......................................................................................... Program site visit ...................................................................................... Second Follow Up: Youth interview ......................................................................................... Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,343. Estimated Annual Burden Hours (average over three years): 781. In compliance with the requirements of seciton 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: infocollection@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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 May 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 11, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–4633 Filed 5–17–06; 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 Title: Needs Assessment for Promoting Cultural Competence and Diversity in Youth Mentoring Programs Toolkit. OMB No. New Collection. Description: The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Mentoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) program, administered under the Family Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) within the Administration for Children and PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Families (ACF), was authorized by the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Act of 2001 (SSFA, Pub. L. 107–133). The MCP program is designed to nurture children who have one or both parents incarcerated. The Secretary of HHS is mandated to appropriate funds for the MCP grant program, specifically for evaluation, research, training, and technical assistance. In FY 2004, grantees began submitting progress reports to HHS. FYSB will conduct an assessment of the mentoring community to identify and assess needs for the purpose of building a toolkit of practical information and tools to assist mentoring programs in promoting cultural competence and diversity in their programs. The toolkit modules address recruiting minority mentors, assessing and matching mentors and mentees, training, educating program staff and participants, and promoting ethnic identity development. Respondents: Mentoring Children of Prisoners grantees and National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) affiliated mentoring organizations. E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 28871 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 96 / Thursday, May 18, 2006 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Mentoring ToolKit Web-based Needs Assessment Questionnaire ............... Mentoring ToolKit Web-based focus group ................................................... Mentoring ToolKit Web-based Feedback Questionnaire ............................... 442 40 100 1 1 1 .75 1 .25 332 40 25 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ................................................... ........................ ........................ .......................... 397 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: infocollection@ach.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (1) 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. et seq.) as amended requires States ‘‘to annually work with the Secretary to provide to the maximum extent practical, a report’’ that includes 12 data items listed in the statute. The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), administered by the Children’s Bureau, meets this reporting requirement. In addition, the amendments of 1988 require that the data system ‘‘shall be universal and case specific and integrated with other casebased foster care and adoption data collected by the Secretary.’’ There are two data components, the Detailed Case Data Component (DCDC), which includes the case-level data submitted through the Child File and some aggregated data submitted through the Agency File, and the Summary Data component (SC), which is used by States that cannot submit case-level data. No changes are being requested. The Summary Data Component will be phased out over the next few years as the number of States that can complete the Child File increases. Dated: May 12, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–4634 Filed 5–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. OMB No.: 0980–0229. Description: The Child Abuse and Neglect Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5101 Respondents: State Child Welfare Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 49 3 1 1 108.6 32 5,321 96 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ................................................... wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES DCDC (includes the Child File and the Agency File) .................................... Summary Data Component ........................................................................... ........................ ........................ .......................... 5,417 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: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 May 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF, E-mail address: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. Dated: May 11, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–4635 Filed 5–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 96 (Thursday, May 18, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28870-28871]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Needs Assessment for Promoting Cultural Competence and 
Diversity in Youth Mentoring Programs Toolkit.
    OMB No. New Collection.
    Description: The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) 
Mentoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) program, administered under the 
Family Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) within the Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF), was authorized by the Promoting Safe and 
Stable Families Act of 2001 (SSFA, Pub. L. 107-133). The MCP program is 
designed to nurture children who have one or both parents incarcerated. 
The Secretary of HHS is mandated to appropriate funds for the MCP grant 
program, specifically for evaluation, research, training, and technical 
assistance. In FY 2004, grantees began submitting progress reports to 
HHS.
    FYSB will conduct an assessment of the mentoring community to 
identify and assess needs for the purpose of building a toolkit of 
practical information and tools to assist mentoring programs in 
promoting cultural competence and diversity in their programs. The 
toolkit modules address recruiting minority mentors, assessing and 
matching mentors and mentees, training, educating program staff and 
participants, and promoting ethnic identity development.
    Respondents: Mentoring Children of Prisoners grantees and National 
Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) affiliated mentoring organizations.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Mentoring ToolKit Web-based Needs Assessment                 442               1             .75             332
 Questionnaire..................................
Mentoring ToolKit Web-based focus group.........              40               1            1                 40
Mentoring ToolKit Web-based Feedback                         100               1             .25              25
 Questionnaire..................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.........  ..............  ..............  ..............             397
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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: infocollection@ach.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (1) 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 12, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-4634 Filed 5-17-06; 8:45 am]
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