Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 33762-33763 [07-2998]

Download as PDF 33762 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 19, 2007 / Notices Title: DHHS/ACF/ASPE/DOL Enhanced Services for the Hard-toEmploy Demonstration and Evaluation: Rhode Island 36-Month Data Collection. OMB No. New Collection. Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) seeks to learn what services improve the employment prospects of low-income persons who face serious obstacles to steady work. The project is sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), both within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The HtE project is a multi-year, multisite evaluation that employs and experimental longitudinal research design to test four strategies aimed at promoting employment among hard-toemploy populations. The four include: (1) Intensive care management and job services program for Rhode Island Medicaid recipients with serious depression; (2) job readiness training, worksite placements, job coaching, job development and other training opportunities for recent parolees in New York City; (3) pre-employment services and transitional employment for longterm participants receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); and (4) two-generational Early Head Start (EHS) services providing enhanced self-sufficiency services for parents, parent skills training, and high-quality child care for children in low-income families in Kansas and Missouri. The purpose of this document is to request public comment on the proposed 36-month participant survey in Rhode Island for participating parents and their children. The follow-up survey and direct child assessments at the 36-month follow-up in Rhode Island will be used for the following purposes: Detecting the longterm effects of a telephonic care management intervention on parents’ depression and general health, as well as their employment, income, and earnings; detecting effects of a telephonic care management intervention for parents’ depression on parents’ parenting and on children’s health, behavior, and development over time, and determining the extent to which long-term intervention effects on children’s development can be attributed to changes in their parents’ depressive symptomatology that result from the intervention. Respondents: The respondents to these follow-up surveys will be lowincome parents from the Rhode Island site currently participating in the HtE Project, and some of their children. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES RI 36–month, parent survey ............................................................................ RI 36–month, youth survey ............................................................................. RI 36–month, direct child assessment ............................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 646.50. 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@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) 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) VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Jun 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 400 298 164 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: June 13, 2007. Brendan Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–2997 Filed 6–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–07–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: DHHS/ACF/ASPE/DOL Enhanced Services for the Hard-toEmploy Demonstration and Evaluation: Philadelphia 36-Month Data Collection. OMB No. New Collection. Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) seeks to PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response .75 .75 .75 Total burden hours 300.00 223.50 123.00 learn what services improve the employment prospects of low-income persons who face serious obstacles to steady work. The project is sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), both within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The HtE project is a multi-year, multi-site evaluation that employs an experimental longitudinal research design to test four strategies aimed at promoting employment among hard-toemploy populations. The four include: (1) Intensive care management and job services program for Rhode Island Medicaid recipients with serious depression; (2) job readiness training, worksite placements, job coaching, job development and other training opportunities for recent parolees in New York City; (3) pre-employment services and transitional employment for longterm participants receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); and (4) two-generational Early Head Start (EHS) services providing enhanced E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 33763 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 19, 2007 / Notices self-sufficiency services for parents, parent skills training, and high-quality child care for children in low-income families in Kansas and Missouri. The purpose of the current document is to request public comment on the 36month participant survey in Philadelphia. The research team plans to collect participant-reported surveys assessing participants’ employment, education and economic outcomes, participation in employment and training services, receipt of benefits and services such as food stamps and mental health services, housing and household information, health and health care coverage, child care, and child outcomes. The follow-up survey at the 36-month follow-up in Philadelphia will be used for the following purposes: To study the extent to which pre-employment services and transitional employment affect employment, earnings, income, and welfare dependence of low-income TANF recipients; to examine the impacts of these services on participants’ health, receipt of benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, and child-care subsidies, and participation in services such as substance abuse treatment and mental health services; and to collect data on a wider range of outcomes measures than is available through welfare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, and Unemployment Insurance records. The 36-month data collection effort draws heavily from the 15-month survey conducted in this site. Materials for the 15-month data collection effort were previously submitted to OMB and were approved (OMB Control No. 0970– 0276). Respondents: TANF recipients without a high school diploma and/or recipients who have received TANF for at least 12 months. The fielded sample of the 36-month data collection effort will be all 1,944 participants in the two program groups and the control group of the HtE project in Philadelphia. The burden estimates below assume an 80 percent response rate of the fielded sample. The annual burden estimates are detailed below, and the substantive content of each component will be detailed in the supporting statement attached to the forthcoming 30-day notice. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Philadelphia 36-month participant survey ........................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,166. 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@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 Number of responses per respondent 1,555 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: June 13, 2007. Brendan Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–2998 Filed 6–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M 1 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 0.75 1,166 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Request for State Data Needed to Determine the Amount of a Tribal Family Assistance Grant. OMB No.: 0970–0173. Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act) gives federally recognized Indian Tribes the opportunity to apply to operate a Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The Act specifies that the Secretary shall use State-submitted data to determine the amount of the grant to the Tribe. This form (letter) is used to request those data from the States. ACF is proposing to extend this information collection without change. Respondents: States that have Indian Tribes applying to operate a TANIF program. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Request for State Data Needed to Determine the Amount of a Tribal Family Assistance Grant .......................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:06 Jun 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 15 E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 1 19JNN1 Average burden hours per response 42 Total burden hours 630

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33762-33763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-2998]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: DHHS/ACF/ASPE/DOL Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ 
Demonstration and Evaluation: Philadelphia 36-Month Data Collection.
    OMB No. New Collection.
    Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ 
Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) seeks to learn what services 
improve the employment prospects of low-income persons who face serious 
obstacles to steady work. The project is sponsored by the Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary 
for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), both within the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Labor 
(DOL). The HtE project is a multi-year, multi-site evaluation that 
employs an experimental longitudinal research design to test four 
strategies aimed at promoting employment among hard-to-employ 
populations. The four include: (1) Intensive care management and job 
services program for Rhode Island Medicaid recipients with serious 
depression; (2) job readiness training, worksite placements, job 
coaching, job development and other training opportunities for recent 
parolees in New York City; (3) pre-employment services and transitional 
employment for long-term participants receiving Temporary Assistance 
for Needy Families (TANF); and (4) two-generational Early Head Start 
(EHS) services providing enhanced

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self-sufficiency services for parents, parent skills training, and 
high-quality child care for children in low-income families in Kansas 
and Missouri.
    The purpose of the current document is to request public comment on 
the 36-month participant survey in Philadelphia. The research team 
plans to collect participant-reported surveys assessing participants' 
employment, education and economic outcomes, participation in 
employment and training services, receipt of benefits and services such 
as food stamps and mental health services, housing and household 
information, health and health care coverage, child care, and child 
outcomes.
    The follow-up survey at the 36-month follow-up in Philadelphia will 
be used for the following purposes: To study the extent to which pre-
employment services and transitional employment affect employment, 
earnings, income, and welfare dependence of low-income TANF recipients; 
to examine the impacts of these services on participants' health, 
receipt of benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, and child-care 
subsidies, and participation in services such as substance abuse 
treatment and mental health services; and to collect data on a wider 
range of outcomes measures than is available through welfare, Medicaid, 
Food Stamps, Social Security, and Unemployment Insurance records.
    The 36-month data collection effort draws heavily from the 15-month 
survey conducted in this site. Materials for the 15-month data 
collection effort were previously submitted to OMB and were approved 
(OMB Control No. 0970-0276).
    Respondents: TANF recipients without a high school diploma and/or 
recipients who have received TANF for at least 12 months.
    The fielded sample of the 36-month data collection effort will be 
all 1,944 participants in the two program groups and the control group 
of the HtE project in Philadelphia. The burden estimates below assume 
an 80 percent response rate of the fielded sample.
    The annual burden estimates are detailed below, and the substantive 
content of each component will be detailed in the supporting statement 
attached to the forthcoming 30-day notice.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Philadelphia 36-month participant survey........           1,555               1            0.75           1,166
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,166.
    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@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: June 13, 2007.
Brendan Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-2998 Filed 6-18-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M