Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 63913-63914 [07-5612]

Download as PDF 63913 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / Notices provided, the CBAE office is developing the measure. CBAE grantees will be required to ask ten to fifteen questions of the youth served in a pre- and postsurvey, as well as a representative sample of the youth served in a postpost-survey. The questions are being carefully constructed by an experienced evaluator to measure initiation and discontinuation of sexual intercourse as well as two key predictors of initiation: Sexual values and behavioral intentions. The program office will collect and compile data to establish baselines and ambitious targets for the programspecific performance measure. The data will be aggregated and results will be shared with the public as they become available. Respondents: Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative—Non-profit community-based organizations, faithbased organizations, schools/school districts, universities/colleges, hospitals, public health agencies, local governments, Tribal councils, small businesses/for-profit entities, housing authorities, etc. Program-Specific Performance Measure—Youth Participants ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Community-Based Abstinence Education Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative .................................... Community-Based Abstinence Education Program-Specific Performance Measure .......................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 506,000. 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: November 6, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5611 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Nov 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument 2 50 6,000 1,000,000 3 1/6 500,000 Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-expenditure Report. OMB No.: 0970–0234. Description: The purpose of this information collection is to (1) extend the collection of post-expenditure data using the current OMB approved reporting form (OMB No. 0970–0234) past the current expiration date of May 31, 2008; and (2) request that States voluntarily use the post-expenditure report format to estimate expenditures and recipients, by service category, as part of the required annual intended use plan. The Social Services Block Grant program (SSBG) provides funds to assist States in delivering critical services to vulnerable older adults, persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents and young adults, and children and families in the State. Funds are allocated to the States in proportion to their populations. States have substantial discretion in their use of funds and may determine what services will be provided, who will be eligible, and how funds will be distributed among the various services. State or local SSBG agencies (i.e., county, city, regional offices) may provide the services or may purchase them from qualified agencies, organizations or individuals. States report as recipients of SSBG-funded services any individuals who receive a Frm 00041 Total burden hours 60 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PO 00000 Average burden hours per response Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 service funded in whole or in part by SSBG. States are required to report their annual SSBG expenditures on a standard post-expenditure report. This request seeks approval to continue the use of the current form with no changes. This standard post-expenditure report form includes a yearly total of adults and children served and annual expenditures in each of 29 service categories. The annual report is to be submitted within six months of the end of the period covered by the report, and must address: (1) The number of individuals (as well as the number of children and the number of adults) who receive services paid for, in whole or in part, with Federal funds under the SSBG; (2) the amount of SSBG funds spent in providing each service; (3) the total amount of Federal, State, and local funds spent in providing each service, including SSBG funds; and (4) the method(s) by which each service is provided, showing separately the services provided by public and private agencies. These reporting requirements can be found at 45 CFR 96.74. Information collected on the postexpenditure report is analyzed and described in an annual report on SSBG expenditures and recipients produced by the Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The information contained in this report is used for program planning and management. The data establish how SSBG funding is used for the provision of services in each State to each of many specific populations of needy individuals. Federal regulation and reporting requirements for the SSBG also require each State to develop and submit an E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 63914 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / Notices annual intended use plan that describes how the State plans to administer its SSBG funds for the coming year. This report is to be submitted 30 days prior to the start of the fiscal year (June 1 if the State operates on a July–June fiscal year, or September 1 if the State operates on a Federal fiscal year). No specific format is required for the intended use plan. The intended use of SSBG funds, including the types of activities to be supported and the categories and characteristics of individuals to be served, must be provided. States vary greatly in the information they provide and the structure of the report. States are required to submit a revised intended use plan if the planned use of SSBG funds changes during the year. In order to provide a more accurate analysis of the extent to which funds are spent ‘‘in a manner consistent’’ with each of the States’ plan for their use, as required by 42 USC 1397e(a), ACF is requesting that States voluntarily use the format of the post-expenditure report form to provide estimates of the amount of expenditures and the number of recipients by service category, that the State plans to use SSBG funds to support as part of the intended use plan. Many states are already using the format of the post-expenditure report form as part of their pre-expenditure report. Respondents: States. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument Post-Expenditure Report ......................................................... Use of Post-Expenditure Report Form as Part of the Intended Use Plan .................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,272. 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 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 56 1 110 6,160 56 1 2 112 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: November 6, 2007 Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5612 Filed 11–9–07; 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 Proposed Projects Title: April 2008 Current Population Survey Supplement on Child Support. OMB No.: 0992–0003. Description: Collection of these data will assist legislators and policymakers in determining how effective their policymaking efforts have been over time in applying the various child support legislation to the overall child support enforcement picture. This information will help policymakers determine to what extent individuals on welfare would be removed from the welfare rolls as a result of more stringent child support enforcement efforts. Respondents: Individuals and Households. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Child Support Survey ............................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 998. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Nov 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 Number of responses per respondent 41,300 1 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 Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response .0241666 Total burden hours 998 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 E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-expenditure Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0234.
    Description: The purpose of this information collection is to (1) 
extend the collection of post-expenditure data using the current OMB 
approved reporting form (OMB No. 0970-0234) past the current expiration 
date of May 31, 2008; and (2) request that States voluntarily use the 
post-expenditure report format to estimate expenditures and recipients, 
by service category, as part of the required annual intended use plan.
    The Social Services Block Grant program (SSBG) provides funds to 
assist States in delivering critical services to vulnerable older 
adults, persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents and young 
adults, and children and families in the State. Funds are allocated to 
the States in proportion to their populations. States have substantial 
discretion in their use of funds and may determine what services will 
be provided, who will be eligible, and how funds will be distributed 
among the various services. State or local SSBG agencies (i.e., county, 
city, regional offices) may provide the services or may purchase them 
from qualified agencies, organizations or individuals. States report as 
recipients of SSBG-funded services any individuals who receive a 
service funded in whole or in part by SSBG.
    States are required to report their annual SSBG expenditures on a 
standard post-expenditure report. This request seeks approval to 
continue the use of the current form with no changes. This standard 
post-expenditure report form includes a yearly total of adults and 
children served and annual expenditures in each of 29 service 
categories. The annual report is to be submitted within six months of 
the end of the period covered by the report, and must address: (1) The 
number of individuals (as well as the number of children and the number 
of adults) who receive services paid for, in whole or in part, with 
Federal funds under the SSBG; (2) the amount of SSBG funds spent in 
providing each service; (3) the total amount of Federal, State, and 
local funds spent in providing each service, including SSBG funds; and 
(4) the method(s) by which each service is provided, showing separately 
the services provided by public and private agencies. These reporting 
requirements can be found at 45 CFR 96.74.
    Information collected on the post-expenditure report is analyzed 
and described in an annual report on SSBG expenditures and recipients 
produced by the Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF). The information contained in this report 
is used for program planning and management. The data establish how 
SSBG funding is used for the provision of services in each State to 
each of many specific populations of needy individuals.
    Federal regulation and reporting requirements for the SSBG also 
require each State to develop and submit an

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annual intended use plan that describes how the State plans to 
administer its SSBG funds for the coming year. This report is to be 
submitted 30 days prior to the start of the fiscal year (June 1 if the 
State operates on a July-June fiscal year, or September 1 if the State 
operates on a Federal fiscal year).
    No specific format is required for the intended use plan. The 
intended use of SSBG funds, including the types of activities to be 
supported and the categories and characteristics of individuals to be 
served, must be provided. States vary greatly in the information they 
provide and the structure of the report. States are required to submit 
a revised intended use plan if the planned use of SSBG funds changes 
during the year.
    In order to provide a more accurate analysis of the extent to which 
funds are spent ``in a manner consistent'' with each of the States' 
plan for their use, as required by 42 USC 1397e(a), ACF is requesting 
that States voluntarily use the format of the post-expenditure report 
form to provide estimates of the amount of expenditures and the number 
of recipients by service category, that the State plans to use SSBG 
funds to support as part of the intended use plan. Many states are 
already using the format of the post-expenditure report form as part of 
their pre-expenditure report.
    Respondents: States.

                                             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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Post-Expenditure Report.............                 56                  1                110              6,160
Use of Post-Expenditure Report Form                  56                  1                  2                112
 as Part of the Intended Use Plan...
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,272.
    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: November 6, 2007
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-5612 Filed 11-9-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M