[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 2, 2007)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8350]
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.
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 its
proposed renewal of its Learn and Serve America Program and Performance
Measurement Reports. These reports are used by current grantees,
subgrantees and sub-subgrantees to report on Learn and Serve-funded
service-learning programs. Data collected through the reports are
utilized by the Corporation for Congressional reporting and program
management. Completion of the Program and Performance Measurement
Reports is a requirement of the Learn and Serve grant provisions.
Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by
contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office
listed in the ADDRESSES section by July 2, 2007.
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, Research and Policy Development; Attention Kimberly Spring,
Policy Analyst, 10th Floor; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC
(2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom at
Room 8100 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) 606-3464, Attention Kimberly Spring, Policy
(4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Spring, (202) 606-6629, or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested
in comments that:
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
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 expected to respond, including 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).
The Learn and Serve America Program was established by the National
and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 12501, et
seq.) (Pub. L. 103-82) to support efforts in schools, higher education
institutions, and community-based organizations to involve young people
in meaningful service to their communities while improving academic,
civic, social, and career-related skills. The Learn and Serve program
is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service
and is funded through grants to states, national organizations, and
institutions of higher education, and through them to individual
schools and school districts, community-based organizations, and
colleges or universities. Approximately 100 grantees and 2,000
subgrantees and sub-subgrantees receive Learn and Serve funds each
The Learn and Serve America Program and Performance Measurement
Reports provide an annual program reporting process for Learn and
Serve: Collecting program characteristics, output measurements, and
institutional-level service-learning policies and practices. The system
is Web-based and allows for the electronic submission of reporting
information and grantee and public-use access of data collected through
The Corporation seeks to renew the current reporting instruments,
which are designed to collect information on (a) the characteristics of
grantee and subgrantee organizations; (b) the scope and structure of
service-learning activities in the funded organizations; (c) number of
participants in service-learning and the hours of service provided; and
(d) institutional supports for service-learning. The Corporation
maintains three versions of the reporting instrument to correspond to
the three major funding streams under Learn and Serve America: K-12
School-Based, Higher Education, and Community-Based. The Corporation
also seeks to continue using the reporting instruments until the
renewal of the instruments is approved by OMB. The current application
is due to expire on September 30, 2007.
Type of Review: Renewal.
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
Title: Learn and Serve America Program and Performance Measurement
OMB Number: 3045-0095.
Agency Number: None.
Affected Public: Learn and Serve America Grantees and Subgrantees.
Total Respondents: 2,100.
Average Time Per Response: \1/4\ hour for grantees and one hour for
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,025 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: April 24, 2007.
Robert Grimm, Jr.,
Director, Office of Research and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. E7-8350 Filed 5-1-07; 8:45 am]
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